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Sunday, August 25, 2019

American Legion Baseball Returns to San Diego

American Legion Baseball has a rich tradition in San Diego. Local teams won the National American Legion Baseball Championship in 1938, 1941 and 1954 and were runners-up in 1940 and 1952. Now, after more...

Preparation

Padres Column Mostly about the Padres I live on the East Coast. That means many things, most of them upsetting to a native San Diegan. You might think missing Padres games on TV would be one...


The Pitch and The Plate

How does a writer who has spent his professional lifetime living under deadline pressure miss a deadline for a monthly newspaper? Good question. Answer: President Trump ‘Nuff said. This column will be the one I should have submitted...

College World Series Pitching Star Returns to His Clairemont Youth Baseball Roots

Kevin Abel, the Oregon State University freshman whose outstanding pitching helped his team win the 2018 College World Series, thrilled players from his former youth baseball league when he came to their practice on...


Three Games at the Murph

Few teams have managed expectations better than the Padres. The Padres have managed them so well they have practically ceased to exist….. expectations, I mean. And that’s okay with us, we friar faithful. We don’t demand...

Do the Padres Matter?

This is not an existential question. If we rely on Rene’ Descartes’ philosophical observation cogito erg sum, I think therefore I am then the matter of the Padres is resolved. The Padres matter to...


Padres Column – Partially about the Padres

Who am I? Why am I here? Some of you may know who I am and therefore legitimately wonder why I am here. Many more of you have no idea who I am and that,...

San Diego Seals Name GM/Head Coach

prThe San Diego Seals announced today that Patrick Merrill, a defender who played 15 years in the National Lacrosse League, has been named the team's first general manager and head coach. "I welcome Patrick and...


Linda Vista Skate Park Grand Opening

If you have read this paper over the years, then you have seen the name Chris Limon and read about the Linda Vista Skate Park. I met Limon, a lifetime Linda Vista resident, back in...

2018 Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League

The calendar may say it's football season, and the weather may be getting colder, but it's almost time to get signed up for the 2018 Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League season. Clairemont Hilltoppers is the only...