"I finally said, ‘Okay, ’Melo, let’s go for it then.’ ” Show and Martinez lunged at each other and had to be restrained by their teammates.

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Neal Matthews and the Reader

Seahorse in Glorietta Bay, San Diego underground press, C. Arnholt Smith, Duke Cunningham, San Diego vice squad, Eric Show, OMBAC

How Matthews came to write for the Reader: In the spring of 1978, San Diego’s gaslit journalistic parlors were electrified by the arrival of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego edition. The San Diego Union, ...

Eric Show, thinker with a sinker

Is Padres pitcher too brainy for his own good?

Manager Jack McKeon says he talked to Show about his politics in 1987, and he told him "to give it a rest. Personally, I don’t have any problem with it. But sometimes, Eric just talks too damn much.”

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