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Bay Area baseball team has won 36 straight games, longest streak in the nation

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For someone who isn’t big on winning and losing, Mike Curran sure has been doing a lot of winning lately. His Ohlone College (Fremont) baseball team is riding a 36-game win streak — the longest current streak for any college baseball team nationally — into the postseason. They’re ranked No. 1 in California and No. 7 nationally, according to Perfect Game USA. It started Feb. 5 with a 7-2 win over the College of the Desert (Palm Desert) at the David Buttles Memorial Tournament and hasn’t stopped since. There have been scores as low as 3-2 and as high as 28-2, the Renegades’ tally on Saturday against De Anza (Cupertino). But they’ve finished every game ahead, including Thursday’s 9-1 win at Cabrillo College (Aptos) to end the season.

Several Significant Additions Bolster San Diego Padres’ Roster

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The San Diego Padres should be given credit for doing their best to improve a team that finished last season with a record of 79-83, a disappointing third place in the National League West. As this new season begins, according to Spotrac.com, the Padres payroll is $209.872M. That’s an increase from the $179.764M the team spent last season. Due to the shortened spring training, Major League Baseball is allowing 28-man rosters until May 1, 2021. MLB is making an effort to provide managers additional player options to keep their teams healthy. Since last season, the Padres have undertaken a massive overhaul of their roster. In their quest to improve, the Padres opened the season with several new players on their big league roster.

SF Giants’ Mauricio Dubon enjoys a beer after annoying Padres by bunting during professional baseball game

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San Francisco Giants shortstop Mauricio Dubon appeared to upset old-school baseball onlookers on Tuesday when he committed the sin of bunting in the bottom of the sixth while his team was up nine runs on the San Diego Padres.

Interview with Mark (Mud) Grant

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Enjoy this interview with our own color analyst, Mark Grant. He had many insights on his life, career and the 2021 Padres.

'You're the guy with the ball to the crotch': The inside story behind the funniest baseball card ever made

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Former Padres pitcher, Keith Comstock, is featured in this story. It's an interesting tale.

This probably won't improve the bullpen

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Ross and Lyles Lost on Waivers

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Potentially trying to sneak them through for post-deadline trades, AJ allowed them be claimed by the Cardinals and Brewers, respectively.

Fowler: Padres May Return to Brown

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Owner discusses 'exhaustive' fan focus-group testing about color scheme on podcast