Friday, May 30, 2014


As part of the U-T's 52-week series featuring San Diego's most influential sports figures, I wrote about Bruce Bochy, who has become one of San Francisco's most influential sports figures too.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Here are a few stories from recent days: best wishes to Nick Hundley, who was in the Padres' organization for 10 years; encouraging Ron Fowler and the Padres to see the light on brown-trim uniforms; revisiting a managerial firing-hiring that backfired on Josh Byrnes.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Petco era, decade one

The first decade of the Petco era is in the books. I wrote a lengthy review for

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A blah start

My prediction for the Padres this year (and every year since 2009) was 79 victories. A week from now, the Padres could be on a winning streak and over .500. Even still, their 13-16 record entering May is a little disappointing, considering how the schedule set up and ownership's increased spending. In a mood to be pithy, I Tweeted out a few observations