San Diego Padres All-Time Tournament Team

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The San Diego Padres joined the NL as an expansion team in 1969 – one of MLB’s four new teams. In the 53 seasons since that beginning, the Padres have made the postseason six times and won two NL pennants but have come up short in both of their World Series appearances to date. However, […] READ MORE


The Crazy Crab: Hang In There

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The Crazy Crab: Hang In There Hang In There The official slogan for the 1984 San Francisco Giants was “Hang in there”. This is, as slogans go, not the most promising. The reason for such a lackluster outlook was the combination of a few factors. It had been nearly a decade since the team made […] READ MORE


Update on the Health of Terry Francona

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News Regarding Terry Francona Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona missed the series finale Sunday in Minnesota. The reason was due to a gastrointestinal issue that the 61-year old skipper is dealing with. Mandy Bell of MLB.com had the news on Twitter prior to the start of the game. Terry Francona will not manage the Indians […] READ MORE



San Diego Padres Fire Manager Andy Green

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The San Diego Padres have fired manager Andy Green. This move came almost 12 hours after one of the Padres’ most embarrassing losses this season, a 9-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. In his four-year tenure with San Diego, Green compiled a 274-366 record. The Padres have named bench coach Rod Barajas as the team’s […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Eight: Lack of Replay Angers Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers

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Welcome to Week Eight of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one to five Weavers in honor […] READ MORE



Ejection Inspection, Week Four: Bryce Harper Gets First Ejection with Philadelphia Phillies

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Welcome to Week Four of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules of the column are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one to five […] READ MORE


Bruce Bochy to Retire at End of 2019 Season

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San Francisco Giants manager, Bruce Bochy, announced his retirement following the conclusion of the upcoming season. Throughout 24, soon to be 25, years as a major league manager, Bochy has amassed close to 2,000 wins, including four National League Pennants and three World Series titles. An 83-79 record in 2019 will move Bochy ahead of […] READ MORE