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Open Thread, 8/2/2010: Padres vs Dodgers

I think when the book is written on the Padres 2010 season, people will look at this series as one that helped define the year either way. Four games against the Dodgers who did not look to be sellers at the deadline. Do the Padres stamp out this last glimmer of hope and put the division out of reach for the bums from LA or do the Padres falter and let their hated enemies back into the mix? Only time will tell. Four days or so, to be somewhat exact.

Also, they'll have to nickname the team or the season something, right? Like Miracle Mets or Big Red Machine. If the Padres continue on deep into the post season, we'll be needing a nickname. We should get on that right now.

My suggestions:

  • Best. Season. Ever.
  • The Flamboyance of Friars
  • The Friar Phenomenon
  • Miracle in the Gaslamp

I dunno. Maybe I don't like any of those but the first one. We'll see.



San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

08/02/10 7:10 PM PDT

San Diego Padres Los Angeles Dodgers
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 2B Scott Podsednik - LF
Miguel Tejada - SS Rafael Furcal - SS
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Matt Kemp - CF
Ryan Ludwick - RF James Loney - 1B
Chase Headley - 3B Casey Blake - 3B
Yorvit Torrealba - C Andre Ethier - RF
Will Venable - LF Russell Martin - C
Chris Denorfia - CF Ryan Theriot - 2B
Clayton Richard - P Hiroki Kuroda - P