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Ben Fadden is the Head Content Creator at Gaslamp Ball, writing weekly articles and hosting a podcast/YouTube show called "Talking Friars". He is the ultimate diehard Padres fan who lives 20 minutes from Petco Park and has season tickets for the team with his family. Ben was born and raised in San Diego county and the Padres are a huge part of his life. His first favorite player was Khalil Greene and his current favorite player is infielder Jake Cronenworth. Ben's favorite Padres memory is Jake Cronenworth's go-ahead single against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the 2022 National League Division Series.

Ben has had the chance to talk with numerous former Padres players on his show, including Tyson Ross, Adam Rosales, Heath Bell, Kurt Bevacqua, Greg Garcia and Clayton Richard. Media members Kevin Acee, Marty Caswell, Matt Vasgersian, Jesse Agler, Lauren Shehadi, Christopher Russo, Jim Russell, Jon Schaeffer, Steven Woods, Paul Reindl, Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson have also been on his show.

If you have any questions or want to collaborate with Ben on anything, please contact him at

Talking Friars Ep. 294: Padres have met with Trea Turner twice + Jake Cronenworth could be made available

Things are heating up ahead of the Winter Meetings!

Padres claim reliever Sean Poppen off waivers from Diamondbacks

Poppen could be an effective arm versus righties

Talking Friars Ep. 293: Trea Turner “coveted” by Padres who “are indeed” in shortstop market

Plus, Dave Roberts took the Dodgers elimination pretty hard

Dave Roberts: Pain of Dodgers loss to Padres was “on par” with 2017 World Series loss to Astros

Looks like the Dodgers

Talking Friars Ep. 292: Padres fan Brett Stang talks being on TV, what the team should do this winter

Brett talked with Don Orsillo and Mark Grant this season while waving a Padres flag at his apartment

Talking Friars Ep. 291: Padres trying to get creative with Xander Bogaerts

Plus, it looks like San Diego made a competitive offer to Jose Abreu

Talking Friars Ep. 290: Padres see Abreu sign with the Astros + looking back at the Mike Clevinger trade

Plus, Ken Rosenthal has info on the catching situation

Report: Julio Teheran signs with Padres

Teheran is being signed to a minor league deal

Talking Friars Ep. 289: Is the Padres signing Xander Bogaerts realistic?

According to Jon Heyman, the Padres are looking at signing Bogaerts

What are you thankful for as a Padres fan?

Thanksgiving is today and there is a lot to be a thankful for!