Baseball Related Songs: “Hells Bells” by AC/DC

In this episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to Hells Bells performed by AC/DC. It is the second song in this series that was used by a closer when he stepped out of the bullpen. Hells Bells is the creation of Australian Hard Rock formation AC/DC. The group was founded in 1973 in …

Today in Baseball: Braves and Padres “slug” it out

Today, thirty-six years ago, the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres have a "slugfest" throughout most of the game. But with the term slugfest, one should not think of a game full of extra base hits. On that memorable day in 1984, the very first pitch of the game, thrown by Pascual Perez, hits  …

Baseball is struggling with COVID-19 shutdown

Throughout the world, baseball is shut down due to the coronavirus. The sole exception is Taiwan, where the CPBL started this week without fans in the stands. But elsewhere clubs struggle to stay afloat. Take Europe for example. Baseball season hasn't started yet and the question remains if there WILL be any baseball in 2020. …

Padres sign Dutchie

The San Diego Padres have signed Aruban infielder Ray-Patrick Didder to a minor league contract. He is not the first player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands that will play for the Padres. Kalian Sams preceded him and also Jurickson Profar has joined the Padres recently after he was traded by the A's.   After …

Bruce Bochy officially announced as manager of team France

About two months after his retirement from managing the San Francisco Giants, Bruce Bochy has been officially appointed as manager of team France during the World Baseball Classic Qualifier. Bochy, who was born in Landes de Bussac in the Aquitane region (about 120 kilometers Northeast of Bordeaux), is best known as the manager of the …

Jurickson Profar traded to Padres

Curaçao infielder Jurickson Profar has been traded by the Oakland Athletics to the San Diego Padres. Since the Athletics have stockpiled middle infielders, the trade is understandable. It will open things up for Sheldon Neuse, Jorge Mateo, and Franklin Barreto to possibly move up in the ranks. Profar was acquired in a three-way trade from …

San Diego Padres: Brown is back

Last night, the San Diego Padres unveiled their new uniforms. With a promotional campaign #BrownIsBack the team prepared its fans for the upcoming change. The change was so much anticipated that tickets for the promotional show were sold. With the presentation of the club's new manager, a few days ago, the new cap was shown …

Padres to unveil brown unis in November

Well, the San Diego Padres fans have something to look forward to. NBC San Diego reported the club will unveil its new brown uniforms on November 9. Set the date into your agenda. According to the news website, a team representative confirmed to NBC 7, the club will unveil the new uniforms on that day …

Padres’ brown/yellow uniforms to be unveiled in November

The other day it was announced through the San Diego Union-Tribune, that the San Diego Padres will unveil their new 2020 uniforms in November, shortly after the final game of the World Series. The club is trying to protect as many aspects of the new uniform as possible. The “rich brown and vibrant gold” color …

Padres and Chihuahuas extend PDC

The San Diego Padres and the El Paso Chihuahuas have extended their Player Development Contract through the 2022 season. This new extension adds two years to a still running contract that expires after the 2020 season. In a press release that announced the appointment of Edwin Rodriguez as the Chihuahuas new manager, the new PDC …

National Hat Day. My 10 favorite MLB/MiLB hats

Today it is National Hat Day in the USA (who comes up with days like this anyway?). Here is a list with my 10 favorite MLB/MiLB hats. 10. Ogden Raptors Many don't like this cap but I think this is a great one. This cap is way better than the previous home cap the Raptors …

Baseball related songs: “America’s Favorite Pastime” by Todd Snider

In today's episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to America's Favorite Pastime performed by singer-song writerTodd Snider. For this song, Snider, who fought drug addiction several times, was inspired by Dock Ellis' 1970 no-hitter that he threw after he took LSD.   In June 1970, Pirate righty Dock Ellis threw nine innings of no-hit …

San Diego AA affiliate named Amarillo Sod Poodles

The AA Texas League franchise of the San Diego Padres presented its new name and logos, today. After a long search during a name-the-team contest, five names were picked. Of those five names, Sod Poodles prevailed.  Sod Poodle is a name for a prairie dog. The name was used by the pioneers that moved west …

Padres active on PDC front

As we reported earlier today that the Padres extended their PDC with the former San Antonio Missions, their A Advanced farm team, the Lake Elsinore Storm announced through Twitter both teams extended the PDC with two more years through the 2020 season. The Padres also extended the PDC with their A Short Season affiliate, the …

Twins and Blue Wahoos team up, Padres signs deal with Amarillo

Even though there is no official announcement yet, the website of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos shows the logo of the Minnesota Twins as its parent club. And with the San Diego Padres signing a deal with the new Amarillo Texas League franchise, the Twins and the Blue Wahoos are the only teams left in AA. …

Athletics sign two year PDC with Las Vegas

With a new ballpark for the upcoming season, Las Vegas (Summerlin to be exact) became a very attractive location for the Oakland A's to locate their AAA team. Las Vegas is much closer to home than Nashville. Last year it was announced that the New York Mets would leave Las Vegas as they had bought the …

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