Game Day Entries for March, 2012

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Comeback Kids

Back during the 2010 season, the Padres had a bunch of kids on a team that wasn't expected to do ...

Sorting Through the Talent

Most people I know that grew up in America have played some sort of ball - either baseball or softball ...

First Pitch Already Happened

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/29/21816/ In case anyone missed it, Major League Baseball has already had opening day for the 2012 season. In fact, ...

Best Pics from the 2011-12 Season

For all 505 photos from the 2011-12 season, visit the Fast Break gallery. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/28/21783/ Ten Vista students cheer on the ...

Dodgers Sold For $2.15 Billion

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/28/21742/ (Image: Magic Johnson) Late Tuesday evening, embattled Dodgers owner Frank McCourt sold the team and half control of the ...

The Home Stretch

The last week of spring training - of Cactus League play for the Padres - is more serious in terms ...

Up The Middle

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/24/21514/ Every ball club has a weakness or two, even the New York Yankees. While the Yankees could use some ...

La Costa Canyon Falls to Archbishop Mitty in State Finals

Mavs can’t slow Gordon, defending champ Monarchs in Division II title game For La Costa Canyon, the best season in ...

Backroom Politics of Baseball Ownership

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/23/21401/ So far as the state of Padres ownership goes right now, we know that John Moores has been and ...

Division II State Finals Preview

CIF Division II State Finals Friday 8 p.m. at Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento (1) La Costa Canyon (34-2) vs. (1) ...

Okay, Now Jeff Moorad Steps Down As CEO

The official press release from the Padres this afternoon reads like this: "JEFF MOORAD STEPS DOWN AS CEO OF THE ...

The Stauf Abides

One of the few things the movie Bull Durham got wrong about baseball was the nickname. Ballplayers have two nicknames. ...

La Costa Canyon Looks to Cap Historic Season with First State Title

Mavs face defending state champ Archbishop Mitty on Friday CARLSBAD – La Costa Canyon began the 2011-12 season targeting San ...

Nicked Up

Padres catcher Nick Hundley was signed to a contract extension which will keep him in a Padres uniform at least ...

CIF State Finals Matchups

CIF State Finals March 23-24 at Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento Division I Saturday 8 p.m. (1) Santa Ana Mater Dei ...

All-CIF Selections

Boys Basketball 2011-12 All-CIF Selections Players listed in alphabetical order First Team Anthony Alston, Rancho Buena Vista, 5’11” Sr. Dayton ...

San Diego Senior All-Star Game Selections

2012 San Diego Senior All-Star Game Friday, April 13 at Horizon Christian Academy BOYS ALL-STAR GAME at 8 p.m. North ...

La Costa Canyon Wins Rematch Against Lincoln in State Regional Finals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYRmw-lZBsY Mavericks beat Hornets again, make first state championship trip ONTARIO – The high-stakes rematch between La Costa Canyon and ...

LCC and Lincoln Meet Again, Make History in State Regional Finals

State championship berth on the line in Ontario on Saturday After La Costa Canyon edged Lincoln in the Division II ...

Take Two

Split-squad games are beneficial, they serve a purpose that would likely go unserviced otherwise. You bring around sixty players into ...

CIF State Regional Finals Scoreboard (March 17)

CIF State Regional Finals Saturday, March 17 DIVISION II Southern California at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario (1) La Costa ...

Camera on Cameron

There has been a small vacuum here in San Diego, so far as baseball goes, so far as identity of ...

La Costa Canyon Rides Fast Start Past Inglewood in State Regional Semis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0yeg22dmy8 Mavericks advance to Regional Finals for first time in history CARLSBAD – It its current run through the state ...

CIF State Southern California Regional Semifinals Scoreboard (March 13)

CIF State Southern California Regional Scoreboard Tuesday, March 13 Division II at (1) La Costa Canyon 74, (5) Inglewood 68 ...

Cathedral Catholic Quickly Finds Success in State Playoffs

Dons face top-seed Mission Hills Alemany tonight in regional semis CARMEL VALLEY – No team in San Diego has been ...

Power Chase

Third baseman that aren't named Wade Boggs are supposed to have power - at least, that's the conventional thought among ...

CIF State Southern California Regional Semifinals Matchups

CIF State Southern California Regional Semifinals Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted Division II (5) Inglewood (23-10) at ...

Making A Case

Most people that follow baseball and are a particular fan of a team, will find a player to root for ...

Lincoln Swarms Tulare Union in Second Round of State

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB0uDaIuJrk Hornets shut down Redskins, advance to regional semifinals LINCOLN PARK – In its final home game of the season, ...

Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain

At the very least, once the Wizard of Oz was confronted by Dorothy and her pals and then discovered to ...

Moorad to Withdraw Application

The Padres say Jeff Moorad will withdraw his application to complete ownership transfer, but will remain as CEO of the ...

Finding a Hole in the Wall

With due respect for what outfielder Will Venable did to a Yu Darvish fastball Wednesday afternoon - crushing it off ...

CIF State Southern California Regional Second Round Scoreboard (March 10)

CIF State Southern California Regional Second Round Saturday, March 10 Division II at (1) La Costa Canyon 74, (8) Woodland ...

Torrey Pines Falls to Mission Viejo in First Round of State

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOMTt91HYzc Falcons start slow, can’t keep up with athletic Diablos in defeat CARMEL VALLEY – For section power Torrey Pines, ...

Yu Might Want To Rephrase That

Thirty-six pitches were closely monitored by over 150 media members on Wednesday, making the Peoria Sports Complex unusually lopsided. Japanese ...

CIF State Southern California Regional First Round Scoreboard (March 7)

CIF State Southern California Regional First Round Scoreboard March 7 Division I (9) Mission Viejo 72 at (8) Torrey Pines ...

Sleeper

The middle girl is always the problem child. I love mine very much, but holy hell. She found out I'm ...

Faith, Who Needs It?

You don't have to believe. No law is written in Western Civilization that commits anyone to a belief. Baseball was ...

Cool Heat

Did Padres newly-acquired reliever Andrew Cashner really throw a baseball 103 mph yesterday afternoon in Peoria? Not likely. If it ...

Final Fast Break Top 10

Final Fast Break Top 10 Division in parentheses, final regular season rank follows 1. La Costa Canyon (II) (31-2) 1 ...

CIF State Southern California Regional First Round Pairings

2012 CIF State Boys Basketball Championships Southern California Regional First Round Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted Division ...

One More Game

Used to be, there was a winner in the National League and a winner in the American League, and that ...

Division I Finals: Torrey Pines vs. Vista

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpLcN1BDUKY Falcons control second half to take down Panthers, end title drought UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO – In a wide-open ...

Division III Finals: Cathedral Catholic vs. Mission Bay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEr1aeg0Iso Dons steal last-second thriller from Buccaneers with late comeback UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO – Top-seeded Cathedral Catholic spent most ...

Division IV Finals: Francis Parker vs. La Jolla Country Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZojuaf0T0U Torreys dominate second half to win first section title since 2002 UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO – Whatever happened in ...

Division II Finals: La Costa Canyon vs. Lincoln

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5T7Nj3pzdo Mavericks edge Hornets in OT thriller to claim top spot in section UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO – The top ...

Division V Finals: Foothills Christian vs. The Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1jqxAYdrfQ Knights win defensive battle to capture fifth section title in six years UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO – Foothills Christian ...

CIF Finals Scoreboard (March 2-3)

CIF Finals Scoreboard at Jenny Craig Pavilion, University of San Diego Division I (2) Torrey Pines 55, (5) Vista 41 ...

Best Pics: February

For all 397 photos from the 2011-12 basketball season, visit the Fast Break gallery. Five Lincoln guard Tyrell Robinson protects ...

CIF Finals Previews

CIF Finals Previews All games at Jenny Craig Pavilion, University of San Diego Division I (2) Torrey Pines (21-10) vs. ...

Will the Real Owner of the Padres Please Stand Up?

Pretending to set the opening day roster of the Padres is easy compared to solving the question of whether the ...