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"Protip: if you're posing for a picture with a future Hall of Famer, don't give your mom the...

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"Protip: if you're posing for a picture with a future Hall of Famer, don't give your mom the camera" - @matthewverygood via Big League Stew

Padres lock up Grant.

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Like Bob Scanlan, Mark Grant was made an employee of the Padres. Guaranteed contract through 2014 with options that could extend his contract to 2016.

The Padres Little League initiative helps in more ways than one. The money that Little Leagues will...

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The Padres Little League initiative helps in more ways than one. The money that Little Leagues will save on uniforms this year will help them make much needed repairs. (via ComstockNews)

2012 Promotional Schedule

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Beerfest makes a return. The classic beach towel giveaway is still there. Still doing dog days. Looks a bit empty on the later months. I suppose they will add some more later.

Podcast: Dirk Hayhurst talks about Italy, the reality of the big leagues and his new book | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports

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Dirk Hayhurst says that Chase Headley is the only player that confronted him about how he was portrayed in his first book.

Padres' New TV Contract Worth $75 Mil a Year - whispers Bob Nightengale USA Today

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"And even the San Diego Padres— playing in the 26th largest market in baseball — are, pending MLB approval, poised to sign a new deal with Fox Sports that will guarantee them $75 million a year for the next 20 years. The deal was confirmed by two industry executives familiar with the contract but not authorized to speak publicly about its details." With over $100 mil in TV and revenue sharing...what should the payroll be and should any of that money be used to pay off the loans? Let the jousting begin.

We got the whole slew of new Padres logos a few months ago but there was one that was conspicuously...

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We got the whole slew of new Padres logos a few months ago but there was one that was conspicuously absent... until now. They've quietly revealed the new Petco Park logo (gone is the PETCO Park home plate logo). Wonder if this means people will stop capitalizing the name of our ballpark?