Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association. The sides held a telephone call to talk about paths forward for a season delayed by the new coronavirus pandemic, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:34 am
While we were busy reliving Jason Heyward’s Opening Day arrival, there was another big event that took place on April 5 in Atlanta Braves history. Saturday was also the fifth anniversary of the Craig Kimbrel trade with the San Diego Padres. On the eve of Opening Day, Atlanta sent Kimbrel and outfielder B.J. Upton to the Padres for outfielders Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Jordan Paroubeck, RHP Matt Wisler and the 41st pick in the 2015 Draft.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:00 am
The SimRockies close out their first home series of the simulated season today with a rubber match against the SimPadres. The SimRockies are currently 5-4, which puts their pace a few games short of that promised 94-win season, but if they win today, they’ll be right back on track. Both of today’s starters have strong numbers against the opposing team: Current Padres are hitting .
Posted: April 5, 2020, 6:10 pm
On April 4, 2016, the Los Angeles Dodgers traveled south to take on the San Diego Padres on Opening Day and came away with a record-setting 15-0 win at Petco Park. It was the biggest Opening Day shutout in MLB history, besting 14-0 win by the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds in 1911. The Dodgers’ win also set a National League record for largest margin of victory of Opening Day.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:02 pm
Tatis vs. Grisham Don’t ask me why, but Fernando Tatis Jr. and Trent Grisham really don’t like each other. Tatis called Grisham out in the media for being lazy, and Grisham told Tatis to shut his mouth. Seriously!
Posted: April 3, 2020, 8:29 pm
Officials with the Padres, along with the Angels, Dodgers, and Giants, confirmed that they all received advanced notice for potential workforce reductions due to the current global health crisis. This was in response to an executive order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom. At this point, only the Giants have specifically notified just their game day workforce about the situation, deeming it unnecessary to contact full-time workers as of right now.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:51 pm
Bryce Miller: Baseball book explores lives of former Padres Garry Templeton, Randy Ready Huddled in a coffee shop back when such things happened, a Bay Area college biology professor explained how a PhD on insects in Tahiti lives in the same brain as a book about the unbridled joy of baseball cards. Thoughts about the 18 species of creepers, crawlers and flyers found solely in one corner of French Polynesia share space in Brad Balukjian’s noodle with the early-1980s comings and goings of former …
Posted: April 2, 2020, 8:00 am
Reyes began his career with the Padres in the 2012 Dominican Summer League, where he hit four home runs in his 278 plate appearances. He played his first stateside professional baseball the following year, hitting only four home runs over two classifications, from Rookie League to Short Season. Over time, Reyes’ power began to develop with greater maturity, age and experience.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:00 am
The San Diego Padres set out to do big things in 2019, only to fall below . and to the NL West cellar. That won’t happen again this season.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:00 am
Coming it at No. on the list is the combined no-hitter the Dodgers tossed against the San Diego Padres on May 4 in Monterrey, Mexico. The Dodgers only won one of the three games in the series against their division rivals, but they did so in dramatic fashion.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 12:48 am
It’s Saturday and it just doesn’t feel the same. Yes, it’s probably because I’m working on a weekend and it can make your weekly circadian rhythm feel off kilter. But even with that being the case, weekends don’t have the same joy anymore.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:53 pm
What makes 2020 different is that I’ve started streaming my attempts to make the Padres great again on Twitch, and I’m going to regularly keep you updated on how things are going with posts on GLB. The Starting Point The 2020 San Diego Padres roster in the game is the same as the roster in real life (although Quiroz is still with the Padres, duh). A big objective of the game is try and reach the goals your owner sets for you.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 4:22 pm
The San Diego Padres held an Opening Day ceremony at Petco Park today, despite the coronavirus pandemic postponing what was supposed to be the first game of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. Thursday afternoon was slated to mark the Padres’ Opening Day game versus the Colorado Rockies. Instead, the Padres featured a rendition of “God Bless America” at the game’s start time of 1:10 p.m.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 2:48 am
In May of 1980 News 8’s Ted Leitner and photojournalist Tom Warren got an up-close experience going on the road with the San Diego Padres. The first part of the series shows the players passing the time aboard owner Ray Kroc’s personal 727 airplane. Longtime Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman was the manager that season and spoke to Ted about the difficulties of travel and being away from home.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 12:56 am
Today we would have been celebrating Opening Day at Petco Park with the San Diego Padres hosting the Colorado Rockies to kick off their 2020 MLB Season. But because of the coronavirus crisis we face we don’t know when games will be played again, but we know they will. Message from the Padres: In recognition of Opening Day we are partnering today with Phil’s BBQ to provide lunch for UCSD Healthcare and San Diego Blood Bank employees and volunteers who are on the front lines in our fight against t…
Posted: March 26, 2020, 10:02 pm
The Padres have officially announced that they’ve sent INF Esteban Quiroz to Tampa Bay in order to complete the trade for OF Tommy Pham. Back in December, the Padres agreed to send outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards, and a player to named later (Quiroz) to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder/right-handed pitcher Jake Cronenworth. This past season, Quiroz spent 96 games with the El Paso Chihuahuas where he hit .
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:37 pm
While today is unfortunately just like every other day during this pandemic, it was originally Opening Day for the 2020 MLB season. Fans are still likely going to drink beer, roast from meat, and spend a lot of time on the couch, but everyone’s rituals will obviously be missing the most important ingredient: live baseball. To make today will a little more normal for Padres fans, the team played God Bless America at 1:10pm PST as “a symbol of solidarity with our resilient country and all of you d…
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:05 pm
Today should’ve been the day. It should have been the start of the MLB season. It should have been Opening Day 2020.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:30 pm
Packers officials said the closure would continue until that order expires or until a superseding order is issued. This closure also applies to the Packers’ pro shop and the Packers Hall of Fame as well as any team-run public activities in Titletown, a complex of shops and restaurants near the stadium. Packers officials said Lambeau Field and Titletown will only have essential personnel in place for non-public operations of the facilities.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:01 pm
Thursday was supposed to be opening day, when we were to begin to see the Padres’ 2020 vision. It was supposed to be the seventh straight opening day for Bernadette Hilgeman. Her first, a 3-1 Padres victory over the Dodgers in 2014, was the last game she attended with her father.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 7:31 pm