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QUIET GAME SEES PHILLIES WIN 2-1 OVER FRIARS

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo: Phillies' Maikel Franco celebrates his first inning solo home run.  Courtesy @Phillies on Twitter


April 13, 2016 (Philadelphia) - I know why the MLB gave the Padres four games in Philly:  so they could see the entire city.  There’s a lot of landmarks there, you know; Independence Hall, historic Philly, Ryan Buchter and Cory Spangenberg's hometown team...

PADRES DECLARE INDEPENDENCE IN PHILADELPHIA IN FIRST GAME OF THE SERIES; WIN 4-3

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter


April 11, 2016 (Philadelphia) - Andrew Cashner took the mound for the Padres to a crowd of 45,229 on Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in the first of a four-game series in the City of Brotherly Love.  Aaron Nola opposed him for the Phillies.

AVALANCHE OF ROCKIES’ SOLO HOMERS PREVENTS PADRES SWEEP

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Rockies on Twitter

April 10, 2016 (Denver) - It was a beautiful sunny Sunday in the Mile High City and Coloradans and San Diegans watching at home were treated to a nice, leisurely game of baseball.  Even though the Padres lost, the series finale between the Padres and Rockies was a lot more calm than the last two games of the series.  My typing hands are grateful.

READER’S EDITORIAL: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

 

By Dan Jauregui, aka “Boltman”

On April 4th, selected Chargers fans met with Dean Spanos and other Chargers representatives for an hour and a half to discuss a ballot initiative to fund building a stadium.  Dan Jauregui, better known as “Boltman”, was among the invited guests. Here are his observations.

April 9, 2016 (San Diego) -- The start of the meeting entailed in-depth information regarding the Goldman Sachs finance plan. We fans received a better understanding in layman’s terms of all the players and entities involved.

PADRES BLOW OUT ROCKIES AGAIN IN GAME TWO

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter


April 9, 2016 (Denver) - Even if you don’t watch baseball, you should know how these work by now based on these recaps.  The Padres took the field at Coors for game two of their three-game series with the Colorado Rockies.  Drew Pomeranz took the mound for San Diego against Jorge “Rubby” De La Rosa for Colorado.

THE CURSE IS OVER; PADRES BLOW OUT ROCKIES FOR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo:  Rockies Opening Day courtesy @Padres on Twitter


April 8, 2016 (Denver) - The Padres hit the road for their first trip of the season.  First, it’s to Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies and the deadly Trevor Story.  Colin Rea took the mound for San Diego against Jordan Lyles for Colorado.

PADRES HAVE OPENING DAY MELTDOWN; LOSE TO DODGERS 15-0

 

 

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Jabari Blash takes in his first Opening Day.  From San Diego Padres on Twitter.


April 4, 2016 (San Diego) - The grass was mowed.  Fans filled the seats.  Opening Day had arrived in San Diego.  And it was a big one; the NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers came to town and they brought their ace, Clayton Kershaw, to face off against the Padres’ Tyson Ross.

FEDS ANNOUNCE RECALL OF COMPUTER BATTERIES, CLIMBING AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced recalls of three products including Toshiba laptop computer battery packs due to fire danger, Black Diamond carabiners used by rock climbers and nylon runners due to fall hazards.  Below are links for details.

ATV SAFETY WEEK: FREE TRAINING JUNE 3-12

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- This summer, for one week, June 3-12, the ATV Safety Institute will be rolling out ATV Safety Week throughout the country and you’re invited to join in. The Institute is working with partners all across the country who have volunteered to provide free ATV RiderCourse training and other ATV safety education opportunities.

AZTECS ARE NYC BOUND; BEAT GEORGIA TECH 72-56 TO ADVANCE TO NIT SEMIFINALS

 

 

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: goaztecs.com on Twitter

 

March 23, 2016 (San Diego) - It was another sellout crowd at Viejas Arena as the Aztecs took on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinal.  The winner gets a chance to go to the semifinals in New York City and take on George Washington University.

AZTECS ARE MIGHTIER THAN HUSKIES; AZTECS BEAT HUSKIES 93-78 TO ADVANCE TO NIT QUARTERFINAL

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Dakarai Allen via GoAztecs.com on Twitter

March 21, 2016 (San Diego) - Maybe it helped that the Huskies were without 6 feet, 8 inch forward Noah Dickerson.  Maybe it was heart. Maybe the over-12,000-strong sellout crowd at Viejas Arena made their chants be heard on the court. Maybe it was something else.  

PADRES ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR FANFEST 2016

 

Source:  MLB.com press release

March 18, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego Padres today announced details surrounding 2016 Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile. Padres FanFest will take place over the course of two days this year - Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, in conjunction with two exhibition games against the Chicago White Sox at Petco Park. FanFest activities will be located in the Park at the Park, Power Alley and inside the Park Boulevard Gate, all areas that will be accessible to the public free of charge (no ticket or pre-registration necessary).

General admission tickets to the exhibition games are free for all Padres Season Ticket Members (one ticket for every seat on their Membership account) and $10 for the general public. Tickets for the exhibition games are now on sale at www.padres.com and at the Padres Advance Ticket Windows at Petco Park. Members can access their tickets in their My Tickets account through Compadres Fan Rewards.

SYCUAN CASINO TO DONATE $50,000 TO BILL WALTON ON BEHALF OF CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

 

East County News Service

March 18, 2016 (El Cajon) - NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton will be at Sycuan Casino this weekend accepting a $50,000 donation from Sycuan Casino on behalf of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The donation is a part of the casino’s promise to the organization to donate at least 5% of its GameDay Sports Bar & Grill’s annual sales.

PADRES FAIL TO CRACK DEFENSE AGAIN, LOSE TO NL WEST RIVAL GIANTS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: San Diego Padres on Twitter

March 17, 2016 (Peoria, Az.) - The Padres always have trouble against the World Series champion Giants.  In the spring, it’s no different.  The fact that the the Giants are World Series champions probably doesn’t help either.  And the luck of the Irish certainly wasn't with the Friars on St. Patrick's Day.

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