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  • Roberts encouraged in cancer fight | News
    Dave Roberts, the Padres' first-year special assistant who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, has completed chemotherapy and is encouraged by his progress.

  • Adams getting closer to rehab stint | News
    Padres reliever Mike Adams (strained left oblique) threw his second bullpen session on Tuesday and could be headed for a Minor League rehab assignment soon.

  • Bench coach Simmons will manage in AFL | News
    Padres bench coach Ted Simmons will manage the Peoria Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League beginning in October.

  • From illin' to villain -
    "Jon had pitched great," Black said. "It was Jon’s game. It was a calculated risk that Jon can get him out."

  • PADRES NOTES: Roberts encouraged as cancer treament winds down
    "Mentally, I see a light at the end of the tunnel," Roberts said. "Chemo was taxing, but the support I've received is very humbling and it has been great to have. I see the end is near, and that's encouraging."

  • PADRES: Ethier makes Black pay for key decision in seventh inning
    "Jon got the ball down, got a ground ball -- it just got through."

  • insidethepadres: Ben Davis
    "Hitting experts told me early in Davis' career that his swing would be a problem as he moved up the ranks and encountered better pitching. They described it as a "grooved" swing. Sort of like a robot would go about it, sweeping the bat at the same angle, over and over."

  • The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: BACK TO WORK
    "On a side note, I don't know if its because I'm getting old, or if its because I haven't played in a baseball game in four months, but I feel like I got hit by a bus this morning."

  • "Calculated Risk" backfires, Dodgers beat Padres 2-0
    "We put a couple of hits together but couldn’t break through," said Headley of the fourth, "In a game like that you don’t get a whole lot of opportunities."

  • Time for Padres' nicknames to grow up.
    "These terms such as "Gritty, little Padres", "Baby Padres", etc. while intending to be endearing, to me only perpetuate the perception of being a second tier organization not to be taken seriously."

  • Padres Soccer-style Scarf (SGA 6/12/10) " .400 in '94
    "I’ve spotted scarves on ebay that have been sold for over 40 bucks a piece. "

  • The Friarhood - Plan-B.
    "Podsednik would be a very good upgrade in the lead off spot and Tejeda would provide depth at third base to spell Chase Headley on occasion against Lefties"

  • THE KEPT FAITH: The Kept Faith Podcast 006
    "If you'd just start subscribing already, you'd have known this, but our latest podcast is up. Consider it an appetizer before your main course of a sweep over the Dodgers. But not really a healthy appetizer, more like if you ate dessert before the main course. Yeah, that's what this is."

  • Padres Trail: Intentionally walking Russell Martin
    "Martin isn't hitting any better since the All-Star break than he did the first part of the season (.245/.346/.332 before, .269/.345/.346 since), so I definitely would not classify him as hot and, based on how he's hit since the end of the 2008 season, not a good hitter either."

  • Padres postpone Petco concert series -
    "We still plan to have the concerts, we’re just re-evaluating the timing," Miller said. "I don’t anticipate them happening during the season. Ideally, we’ll go with the same musical lineup. But we’ll wait until after the season is over, which hopefully means after the post-season, after the World Series."