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About a week late but I found an animated gif of ODog's 2 out gaffe.

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About a week late but I found an animated gif of ODog's 2 out gaffe.

Mike Adams interview

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Here's Mike Adams reaction to the trade.

MinorLeagueBall.com's Prospect of the Day: Joe Wieland

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Nice article about one of the two new Padres...or should I say Missions? I can't get over these guys and their K/BB ratios. Read up.

Trevor's 51 retirement ceremony moved to pre-game 8/21

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Just swapped tickets to go to this game, even though it is against the Marlins. Probably better to be before, I think.

Clayton Richard Done

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NCTs Dan Hayes reporting Clayton Richard done for year

1998 MLB.com highlight reel

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Hard to say what was "better" 1984, or 1998. But for my money 1998 was harder fought. 1984 we came back from a huge deficit, but the Cubs are talented playoff losers. Garvey is a Dodger and general ass of a person involved in financial scams and being one step removed from a con-artist. The 1998 Padres had to defeat a Randy Johnson lead Astros team, and dispatch the Braves in their prime (though they themselves were a special type of playoff choker). I remember watching these games so intently, and loving how Sterling Hitchcock dismantled everyone.

Is Rizzo The New Hee-Seop Choi?

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A response to a Buster Olney tweet about Rizzo: "Rival evaluator on Anthony Rizzo:"My concern(for SD) is that he is Hee-Seop Choi. Any fastball that starts with a '9' is a problem for him."

Best Moment on Television EVER

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I was thinking today about Television. What was my single favorite moment in Television; All-Time. It would have to be Top of the 5th inning of Game 1 of the 1998 World Series when Tony Gwynn Homered off the first pitch delivered by David Wells to give the Padres a 4-2 lead, followed up by Greg Vaughn sending THE NEXT F'ing PITCH out of Yankee Stadium as well. I remember every inch of me tingling. I was in tears watching Tony's fat ass round the bases. I remember cursing and swearing in joy. I remember screaming when Vaughny crushed his. I remember giving fully into hope. What happened in the 7th inning is well documented, but no one can take that Top of the 5th, as a moment, away from me or Padres fans in general as a great moment in sports.