Former Friar Andy Parrino turns 29


Parrino was a 26th-round pick by the Padres in 2007, and hit .200 with a HR in 79 games with the Padres in 2011 and '12. His greatest contribution to the club was being traded to Oakland in the Tyson Ross deal. (Photo credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE)

Former Aztec and Padre turns 32


Alex Hinshaw pitched 28 innings in 31 relief appearances for the Padres in 2012, compiling a 1-1 record and a 4.50 ERA. (photo by Justin Edmonds/ Getty Images)

Happy birthday, Trevor!


(Photo by: Stephen Dunn/ Getty Images)

SBNation, is this Medica?

1 Pictures are hard, but last time I check Jedd Gyorko and Tommy Medica are not the same person.

The Friar goes surfing with Santa


The Friar celebrated the holidays in San Diego fashion, and supported Small Business Saturday, by riding some waves with Santa in Seaport Village this past weekend.