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  • yankees Jan 22

    Captain’s Call: Derek Jeter Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    The Captain has gotten the call to Cooperstown — but it was not unanimous. Derek Jeter was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday. Tim Mead, President of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, announced the 2020 induction class — a distinguished class of two comprised of Jeter and outfielder Larry Walker. “I was speechless when I got…

  • Padres Jan 17

    #OnFriar Podcast: Non-Roster Invitees, FanFest, and Cheaters

    MacKenzie Gore. Taylor Trammell. Luis Patino. Luis Campusano. Which one of them will be the next Fernando Tatis, Jr.? Well, none of them because they all play different positions. But one (or more) of them might be the next non-roster invitee to earn a spot on the Padres Opening Day roster. Or perhaps the best bet is another player...

  • Padres Jan 16

    Padres Invite Top Prospects to Spring Training

    In 2019 the Padres brought non-roster player Fernando Tatis, Jr. to Major League Spring Training. The super-prospect was their #1 prospect. He earned the Opening Day starting job and quickly became one of the most exciting players in the game. This year the Friars will have their new #1 prospect in Peoria with the big club and hope he has…

  • Padres Jan 19

    Padres LHP Pomeranz Happy to Be Back in San Diego

    In 2016 Drew Pomeranz was a member of the San Diego Padres … for about half a season. But that half a season was one of the best stretches of his 9-year Major League career. “It was great. My last time playing here (at Petco Park as a Padre) was the All-Star Game,” Pomeranz said. “As we did the caravan…

  • Padres Jan 11

    Padres FanFest 2020 Brings Fresh Optimism

    Every year, every fan base in baseball has hope. At Padres FanFest 2020, San Diego fans are no different. The question is: do the Friar Faithful have reason for optimism? Last season the Padres were 45-45 at the All-Star break and only won 27 games the rest of the season. It didn’t do much to change the narrative that the…

  • Padres Jan 19

    Padres Get Everyone Under Contract

    While the Friars front office keeps mulling the idea of adding more pieces through trades or free agency they took care of one quite important bit of business on Friday. San Diego had 8 arbitration-eligible players. Those are guys who’ve reached the point of their careers where they aren’t on rookie deals, but aren’t eligible for free agency yet....

  • baseball Jan 10

    #OnFriar Podcast: Stammen and … Anyone Else?

    The Padres brought back Craig Stammen. Back to you. San Diego baseball fans are still waiting to see if the Friars can add any starting pitchers to the rotation or if A.J. Preller is content to go into the season with what he has in place already. So on this week’s OnFriar Podcast NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp and Derek...

  • baseball Jan 5

    Padres Re-sign Stammen

    Whether it’s through trades or free agents the Padres have been kicking the tires on all kinds of starting pitchers this off-season. The only one they landed was Zach Davies in a trade that sent Eric Lauer to Milwaukee. So instead of supplementing the starters they’ve bolstered the bullpen, adding Drew Pomeranz and Pierce Johnson … and now retaining...

  • baseball Jan 3

    #OnFriar Podcast: Padres New Year’s Resolutions

    Welcome to 2020! Now let’s do a whole bunch of things in a completely different way. The Padres only won 70 games last year and haven’t had a winning season since 2010 so, in the spirit of the new year, the OnFriar Podcast has resolutions for the organization in general and several of the guys on the roster already. We…

  • Don Larsen Jan 2

    Don Larsen, Yankees Pitcher Who Threw Perfect Game in World Series, Dies at 90

    Journeyman pitcher Don Larsen has died at the age of 90. Larsen threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

  • baseball Dec 24, 2019

    Padres Sign Another Relief Pitcher

    The Padres still need pitching. Most of the baseball world believes their biggest weakness is starting pitching, which they really haven’t addressed this off-season. But what the Friars have been doing is bolstering their bullpen. They signed veteran Drew Pomeranz a few weeks ago and now they’re taking a chance on a guy who had to go to another...

  • baseball Dec 21, 2019

    Computer Plate Umps Allowed in New Labor Deal

    Computer plate umpires could be called up to the major leagues at some point during the next five seasons. Umpires agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball in the development and testing of an automated ball-strike system as part of a five-year labor contract announced Saturday, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Major League Baseball…

  • San Diego Padres Dec 21, 2019

    Padres 2B Kinsler Retires

    In 14 years as a Major League Baseball player Ian Kinsler has done a lot. He went to four All-Star Games, won a pair of Gold Gloves, won a World Series and won a World Baseball Classic title.

  • Padres Dec 20, 2019

    #OnFriar Podcast: What are the Padres Waiting For?

    Mookie Betts? Francisco Lindor? Kris Bryant? If there’s a big name that could be on the move the Padres have reportedly asked about him. Is this just general manager A.J. Preller doing his due diligence? Is he trying to scare other teams into offering too much in a deal? Or is there a chance, like Manny Machado last season,...

  • babe ruth Dec 16, 2019

    Babe Ruth’s 500th Homer Bat Sells for More Than $1 Million

    Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million. SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California.

  • baseball Dec 16, 2019

    Babe Ruth’s 500th Homer Bat Sells for More Than $1 Million

    Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million. SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California. Ruth hit his 500th homer on Aug. 11, 1929, in a game against…

  • sports Dec 15, 2019

    Bernie at Bat? Sanders Makes Pitch for Minor League Teams

    Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in his hometown, Burlington. Defending low-profile ball clubs in far-flung places more fervently than anyone in the…

  • baseball Dec 12, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Begin Opioid Testing

    Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to begin testing for opioids, cocaine, fentanyl and synthetic THC. They will also remove marijuana from the list of drugs of abuse.

  • Nov 8, 2019

    ‘We’re All in This Together’: Playing a Game of Catch Along US-Mexico Border

    Joel Tauber is walking seven miles, every day for 40 days, along the U.S.-Mexico border playing catch with anyone who wants to play and have a conversation.

  • Nov 8, 2019

    A Game of Catch at the Border

    NBC 7’s Joe Little learns how a game of catch is connecting people along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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