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Baseball Preview Edition

The Box, seeking a measured tone, likes to have opening-day jitters out of the way before offering season predictions. All right then, listen up. One team. One thing. Possibly two things. No more than five ...

Ducksnorts

Title: Ducksnorts Address: http://ducksnorts.com/blog/ Author: Geoff Young from: Clairemont/Kearny Mesa Blogging since: June 2001 Post Date: December 6, 2006 Post Title: Maddux Comes to San Diego Okay, people know who Greg Maddux is, so I ...

Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture

On June 6 -- that's 6-6-06, for Satanists keeping score -- federal agents raided the Scottsdale home of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Jason Grimsley. This visit was a follow-up to an April 19 drop-in conducted by ...

Henderson Suit Gets Padres One Dollar Bill

Rejoice, fans. The Padres are one dollar richer. The team's long-running malicious-prosecution suit against former councilmember Bruce Henderson was settled last month for a buck. Henderson pays that sum to the Padres. But it's dwarfed ...

Matt Bush Was Here

How does the team look this year?" "We have no idea how our team is going to look," says Brian Beban, 35, assistant general manager of the Eugene (Oregon) Emeralds. The Ems are a Single-A ...

Take Me Out to Merrill Lynch Field

The City coughs up more than $15 million annually to support a ballpark that was supposed to pay for itself. That expense would be $3 million to $5 million a year less if city hall ...

Hot Dogs, Beer, And Car Bombs

Was that hot dog you ate at Petco Park unsavory? Fans have complained about unsavory food at the new ballyard. Well, for years the company that provided you that hot dog has been trying to ...

Present at the Creation

Boys of the summer of ’69.

When baseball players were smaller and fields were bigger.

Ballpark Alibis Don't Wash

The Centre City Development Corp., a city-owned, nonprofit entity promoting downtown redevelopment, has only seven board members. Two have been charged with ethics violations in complaints to the Ethics Commission, along with a former member ...

Never Went to Padres Games

A client once remarked to Margarita Alvarez that all of San Diego's fruit and vegetable vendors would eventually move to the edge of downtown. That prediction, made in the 1970s, surprised Alvarez, the assistant board ...