PADRES: Hoffman's number to be retired
With manager Bruce Bochy already wearing 15, Hoffman chose No. 51 for the 1994 season, opting to flip his preferred number because he figured he would never be asked to change numbers.
Padres' Adams: Injury Saved My Career | NBC San Diego
"I think getting hurt was probably one of the best things that ever happened to me," Adams said. "It definitely saved my career."
From Jackie Robinson to Dead Silence - Jonathan Mahler - NYTimes.com
For its part, baseball, which once helped drag our nation toward desegregation, has opted to do nothing. This despite plenty of warnings, and not just from Enrique Morones, the former director of Hispanic marketing for the San Diego Padres, who has for over a year now been dangling the threat of an All-Star Game protest over Commissioner Bud Selig’s head.
West Coast Bias: Embattled Angels Hitting Coach, UCLA Recruit, Bell Trade Talk, MLB Notes in Sports & Recreation Blog - Tree.com
If Bell is dealt, the Angels would be best for him geographically. Bell grew up in Orange County and has family concerns relating to his father's health.