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San Diego Padres 2012 ~ Another Rebuilding Year..?
For the San Diego Padres' 43nd season they got to start the season at home on Thursday, April 5th against the division rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers for four games then the NL Western Divsion Champion Arizona Diamondbacks arrived for three game to end the first homestand of the 2012 season...
When the "dust" settled the 2012 version of the Padres ended their first homestand with a 2-5 record... All but one game was close and two of the games were 11th inning losses...
Visit the San Diego Padres web site to see and download the 2012 Season Schedule...
Hope again springs eternal for a successful 2012 San Diego Padres season... As always, for all of us Padres fans, let's root root root for the home team..!
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Added: April 13, 2012
San Diego Padres 2011 ~ A Season of Promise..?
The San Diego Padres' 42nd season will be in Busch Stadium on Thursday, March 31st against the St. Louis Cardinals... Their first home game Tuesday, April 5th against the defending world champion San Francisco Giants...
Spring Training games began in a few weeks at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona on Sunday, February 27th and Monday, February 28th against the Seattle Mariners... Because the Padres share the Peoria Sports Complex with the Mariners they will swap who is the "home" and who is the "visiting" team on these two days... Sunday the Mariners are "home" and Monday the Padres will be the "home" team...
Visit the San Diego Padres web site to see and download the 2011 Season Schedule...
Hope springs eternal for a successful 2011 San Diego Padres "Season of Promise" for all of us who root root root for the home team..!
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Added: February 10, 2011
San Diego Padres 2010 ~ A Season to "Believe"
The theme of the 2010 Season was "Believe"... Closer Heath Bell had t-shirts printed with the word "Believe" across the chest that he gave to all his fellow teammates... They wore these t-shirts underneath their uniforms...
For most of the 2010 season the Padres played well and won more often than they lost... Except once when they lost 3 games in a row, for the first 4 months of the season they never lost more than two games in a row and lead the National League West defying baseball pundit’s prediction of the Padres being the cellar dwellers...
Then in late August the "bottom" dropped and the Padres had a 10 game losing streak and found themselves in second place... For the remainder of the 2010 season they flirted with 1st place switch between 1st and 2nd with the San Francisco Giants... In the end the Padres fell short by one game finishing 2nd in the National League West with a 90-72 recorded...
The Giants went on to win the 2011 World Series over the Texas Rangers...
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Added: November 26, 2010
PETCO Park- A Good Baseball Value
There is a great baseball value for baseball fans attending San Diego Padres games at PETCO Park... With the $5 Park Pass, that allows you to watch the game throughout the ballpark, when combined with the "5 for 5 Deal" where for $5 you get a Hot Dog, Popcorn, Peanuts, 2oz Cookie and 22oz Soda, $10 you can have something to eat and watch 2 plus hours baseball entertainment...
Since moving to PETCO Park in 2004 the Padres have finished 1st twice and 2nd once in their division... Unfortunetly, 2008 was the year that the owner John Moores' wife Becky filed for divorce and with 100s of millions of dollars at stake the Padres were caught in their "divorce" cross hairs... This tied GM Kevin Towers and the other front office management's hands when it came to spending money plus it put a "dark cloud" over the entire organization, players included...
With a new ownership group taking control of the Padres in 2009 the future looks bright for us Padres fans...
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Added: April 12, 2009
San Diego Padres Memories
I have been a lifelong San Diego Padres fan and have lived with the good times and the down times with a team that is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a major league team in 2009... My father took me to my first baseball game in 1969; the Padres played the Dodgers and lost, something that was common during the first year, but I became a Padres fan forever...
Another thing I remember from those early days as a fan is the Padres shortstop’s name which is forever etched in my brain... As the Padres took the field the Public Address Announcer introduced the Padre players as the enter the playing field and when he got to the shortstop position I heard “Number 11, Enzooooooo Hernándezzzzz ” and his name has stayed with me ever since...
You'd think I'd choose a better player to have stuck in my mind, like Tony Gywnn or Randy Jones... Enzo Hernández was the typical "good field-no hit" shortstop who, during his eight-season career, was a .224 hitter with two home runs, 113 RBI, 241 runs, 522 hits, 66 doubles, 13 triples, and 129 stolen bases in 714 games played. His first year with the Padres he was a Triple Crown loser, finishing last in the three Triple Crown statistics, with a .222 BA, 0 HR, and 12 RBI. Yikes..!
I currently work for the Padres as a Ballpark Navigator, aka, tour guide; I show people PETCO Park year around... I tell them about PETCO Park’s unique features, the Padres history, visit the playing field, press box, suites, and on occasion the player’s clubhouses...
I will add my comments to the section of my blog regarding my tours, my feeling about the current Padres season and other things Padres related...
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Added: April 6, 2009
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