Padres

Clearing the Bases

Back in 1998, then–Padres majority owner John Moores promised that if taxpayers would pour more than $300 million into a ballpark, he would produce teams that were competitive. Maybe he meant that he could produce ...

Gator Marketing

On Sunday, July 5, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a sidewalk peddler was spotted on the southwest corner of Tenth Avenue and J Street hawking “ice cold water and Gatorade” to baseball fans walking around Petco ...

What’s Wrong with Family Visitors?

Visitors to downtown hotels are a piddling few. Residents of downtown condos are a piddling few. But that won’t stop the establishment from diddling taxpayers for more downtown development — a travesty because outlying parks, ...

Pedicab Perp Walks

Shortly after the Padres-Dodgers game on Friday, July 3, cars and fans filled the streets surrounding Petco Park. So, San Diego traffic controllers began to enforce the ban against San Diego pedicabs operating in the ...

Swarm In, Swarm Out

On Thursday, July 2, at the top of the ninth inning in a game between the Padres and Houston Astros, bees were seen buzzing around in the outfield. “The left fielder [Kyle Blanks] started waving ...

Fans Staying Away from Away at the Park

On Wednesday evening, June 24, The San Diego Padres found themselves deadlocked in a 3-3 tie with the Seattle Mariners through the top of the eighth inning. Although it was a close game, there were ...

It’s Hard to Be a Fan

Though the Padres stretched their Sunday, June 7, game against the Arizona Diamondbacks 18 innings in the longest major league game so far this season, one Padres fan didn’t quite make it to the 8th. ...

More Ugly Stats

When the Arizona Diamondbacks were in town on May 6, 2009, the Padres and D’backs drew an announced crowd of 13,646 — a record low for Petco Park (capacity is 42,445). The average for this ...

Tweeterdee and Tweeterdum

Did you see the story about college coaches using Twitter to recruit? Twitter, for those doing max time at Pelican Bay, is a social networking stop on the internet inviting passersby to post messages of ...

The Padres’ Mystery Lineup

Who are the new would-be owners of the Padres, and are they fit to own the team? Recent documents unearthed from city hall under the California Public Records Act suggest that City officials may not ...

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