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Hurry down to Petco for Rantin’ Rod Fouler’s Baseball Bonanza!

Rantin’ Ron says, “Time is running out! We’ve already sold such popular models as Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Cashner, Melvin Upton, and Fernando Rodney, not to mention that clunker Matt Kemp! But there are still deals ...

Padres’ forlorn Fouler seeks de-tats-ment following Kemp's Instagram insult

Bottoming out?

Baseball experts were not surprised when the San Diego Padres traded Matt Kemp to the Atlanta Braves: the Braves desperately needed power, and the Padres desperately needed to escape Kemp’s enormous contract and hire some ...

Adios, Olivera: Padres render newly acquired offensive threat Designated For Assignment

Padres’ Rod Fouler: “After further review, it appears we misunderstood what was meant by ‘offensive threat.’ Also, ‘power hitter.’”

Acquired from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Matt Kemp, third baseman Hector Olivera is finishing up an 82-game suspension following his arrest for assaulting a woman and leaving visible bruises on her body. It’s ...

Un-Kemped: Padres send sluggish slugger to Braves

Big-budget bust pens paean to anxious Atlantans

“For a long time,” says Padres executionary chairman Rod Fouler, “the word around Major League Baseball was that the San Diego Padres couldn’t pay to get someone to take Matt Kemp off their hands. Giant ...

Trump decries neighbor to north after change in National Anthem

Oh [no], Canada!

Most San Diegans know about the All Lives Matter moment before July’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Petco Park. Remigio Pereira, a member of the Canadian Tenors, took the opportunity to alter the lyrics ...

"Homelessness is not an American problem. It’s an un-American problem.”

No hobo

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump was in town — well, Rancho Santa Fe — for a fundraiser on July 12, which happened to be the same day that the San Diego Police Department released Anthony ...

Trump explains failed attempt to build a resort in Baja

Republican Presidential Candidate: “I can, but Mexican’t”

Recently, KPBS.org ran a story documenting the complaints of investors in a never-built Baja resort that bore the Trump name and seal of approval. Besides being bitter over the way the deal went south, these ...

Trump strikes out at Rancho Santa Fe fundraiser

No-neau Riche

“I guess it’s true what they say,” lamented frustrated political neophyte Donald Trump as he waited for his Uber to pick him up from The Bridges’ main clubhouse. “Being rich doesn’t necessarily make you smart ...

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