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Listen: On Friar Podcast – Expectations for Spring Training 2.0, And an Inside Look at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Despite enormous obstacles, two summertime traditions are back this week. Baseball and hot dogs. Major League Baseball teams returned for Spring Training 2.0, and the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Con...

  • baseball Jun 13

    MLB Undrafted Free Agent Season Might Get Wild

    With the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft being cut to just five rounds instead of the usual 40 there were 1,050 fewer amateur players selected than usual. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be playing professional baseball this year (or whenever the game returns). All those players are now free agents. After the draft, MLB instituted a 48-hour morat...
  • Padres Jun 11

    Listen: #OnFriar Podcast – Breaking Down the Padres Picks From Day One of the MLB Draft

    The Padres continued their trend of taking high schoolers early in the MLB Draft. On Wednesday they got one well known talent, and one late-bloomer. What do we know about Robert Hassell and Justin Lange? Derek and Darnay share their takeaways from day one of the draft, with some insight from Padres Director of Scouting Mark Conner. He explains why&...
  • Padres Jun 11

    Padres Take High School Duo on Day One of MLB Draft

    The first seven picks of the 2020 MLB Draft went by without any high school players coming off the board. There was little chance that it would stay that way after eighth pick. The Padres took Independence High School (Tenn.) outfielder Robert Hassell III, continuing their trend of picking prep standouts in the first round. AJ Preller’s team ...
  • Padres Jun 5

    Listen: On Friar Podcast – How Might MLB Look in 2020, With Matt Vasgersian

    Another week has gone by without clear progress toward a plan for the 2020 MLB season. Is it time to worry yet? Matt Vasgersian doesn’t think so. The former Padres broadcaster, now with MLB Network and ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, joined Derek Togerson and Darnay Tripp in this week’s episode of On Friar. He shared his thoughts on...
  • coronavirus May 29

    OnFriar Podcast: Petco Park About to Get Busy Again

    We still aren’t sure when or if baseball will be played at Petco Park in 2020 but now we know the jewel in Downtown San Diego’s East Village is going to start hosting big events again. The Padres are joining several other public spots in starting to re-open in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic with a unique way...

  • May 31

    Spin Instructor Pedaling for a Cause

    NBC 7’s Derek Togerson brings us the inspiring story of a spin instructor who teaches at the Pedal the Cause event who’s now going through chemotherapy. Here’s how to help:

  • Petco Park May 30

    Petco Park to Host Live Concerts in June

    The world hasn’t seen many live events since the coronavirus outbreak. Soon San Diego will have a big one again, in a slightly modified way. On June 7 Petco Park will host a pair of live drive-in concerts at the Lexus Premiere Parking Lot (the one directly across Trevor Hoffman Way from the ballpark). called Feed The Need and...

  • Padres May 26

    Padres-Themed Cocktails Still Selling Despite No Baseball Season

    During the off-season the Padres brought back the brown, much to the delight of the majority of the San Diego baseball fan base. To celebrate, San Diego-based distillery Cutwater Spirits produced a new brown and yellow Padres-themed Vodka Mule can, complete with the pinstripes.

  • On Friar May 22

    Listen: On Friar Podcast – Catching Up With Grossmont Grad Turned Pirates Pitcher Joe Musgrove

    Joe Musgrove is part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ surprising pipeline of San Diego ballplayers. Right now he’s back in his hometown, staying in shape and finding creative ways to pass the time until the season starts. The Grossmont Grad joined Derek Togerson and Darnay Tripp on the latest episode of On Friar to discuss what he’s bee...
  • coronavirus May 16

    Parts of MLB Return to Play Plan Revealed

    Major League Baseball has shared 67 pages-worth of a plan it came up with to get the 2020 season started during the coronavirus pandemic. The plan, acquired by The Athletic, is extensive, to say the least, so let’s go through the main parts. MLB’s plan, which will be negotiated with the MLB Players Association, calls for teams to re-sta...
  • Padres May 14

    Listen: #OnFriar Podcast – Protect Bebo at All Costs, and MLB Negotiations With Padres Beat Writer Bernie Wilson

    For what seems like the first time since Major League Baseball suspended games, there was some movement towards finally starting the season. Unfortunately it still feels like we’re a long ways away from baseball. With Major League Baseball currently in talks with the MLB Players Association on a blueprint for the 2020 season, Associated Press...
  • Padres May 9

    Listen: #OnFriar Podcast – Sam Levitt Explains Why Gore and Other Padres Prospects Are Worth the Hype

    Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack have arrived. MacKenzie Gore, Luis Patino and Taylor Trammell appear to be next. With another wave of young talent on the way, Amarillo Sod Poddles play-by-play broadcaster Sam Levitt joined On Friar to discuss the Padres top prospects. A group he saw help lead Amarillo to a Texas League Championship in their in...
  • Padres May 4

    Need a Mother's Day Gift Idea? The Padres Are Here to Help

    Mother’s Day shopping is not easy. What do you get the most special ladies in your life to tell them you appreciate them? Add the statewide stay-at-home order because of the novel coronavirus and it’s even more difficult. But the Padres are here to help. Every Monday they release a series of “Compadres Kids Daily Activities” and this week...
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