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Clairemont, California
Friday, August 7, 2020

Take Me Out to the Mind Game

I want to be optimistic about the return of baseball. I want to revel in the anticipation I have felt for every season since I was seven and my hometown joined the Major Leagues. I want...

Restless and Grateful

I want to drive my car. But I know I shouldn’t. It’s not essential. I just want to go to my storage unit a few blocks away. There’s something I really need. Not essential. But needed. Hard to distinguish...


“Say It Ain’t…”

Remember this. Spring training is two parts performance and ten parts injury avoidance. The only score that matters after each game is number of players injured. The closer the Padres stay to zero the better. The...

Scandal-free Worries

When Major League Baseball looks more corrupt than Washington something is seriously wrong. It gets worse. The sign-stealing scandal has, for the first time in my life, made me feel sorry for the Dodgers. I...


What I Learned at the World Series

When the Washington Nationals arrived in 2005, I released my three children from the psychological confinement of Padres Nation. It may have been the most humane gesture of their youth. My reasoning was simple. Baseball is...

Padres Versus the Volcano

By pure, delightful coincidence I was in San Diego for the Padres new uniform reveal. You may have seen it on my Twitter feed. It was splendid in every way. The uniforms are top shelf. The...


Mesa College Olympians Football to Host the Patriotic Bowl on Nov 23 vs. El...

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, for the first time, San Diego Mesa College Olympians (7-3) will host the Patriotic Bowl and face the El Camino College Warriors (6-4).  The Bowl game is scheduled for...

Existence is Futile

Even from across the country I can feel the anticipatory dread. I can hear the acid churning in the preemptively nauseated stomachs of Padres fans. Forget Pepto or Tums. This ache won’t subside.  Padres fans...


A Certain Amount of Something

Intensity. Competitiveness. Focus. For the first half of this season, the Padres had a tantalizing combination of all three. At this writing, the Friars are 16 games under .500 and more of a league laughingstock than...

A Whiff of Tatis 

The Padres once-promising season cratered after the All-Star break. The injury to rookie phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. was literally the back-breaker. Management shut Tatis down for the season with a lower back injury in mid-August. Tatis...


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