Diamond Dave archive for March, 2012

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Nicked Up

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

Take Two

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

Camera on Cameron

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

Power Chase

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

Making A Case

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

One More Game

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

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 ...