• coronavirus Mar 28

    MLB and Players Association Lay Groundwork for Shortened Season

    We still don’t know when … or even if … the Major League Baseball season will begin. But a significant portion of the groundwork has been laid for what a truncated season might look like. Negotiations between MLB and the MLB Players Association have led to agreements on several important issues that needed to be sorted out if the season…

  • baseball Mar 27

    Padres “Virtual Opening Day” on 97.3 The Fan

    What was supposed to be Opening Day for the San Diego Padres looked a little different this year. 97.3 The Fan staged a simulation of the Rockies vs. Padres opener on a video game.

  • Padres Mar 27

    #OnFriar Podcast: Still Waiting for Baseball

    Thursday would have been a celebration at Petco Park. The Padres were scheduled to play the Rockies in the first game of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. The coronavirus pandemic has placed the season (and the entire American sports world really) on indefinite hold. But on a day like this the OnFriar Podcast will still talk Padres baseball. NBC…

  • coronavirus Mar 26

    Padres Ownership Addresses Opening Day, Coronavirus

    Thursday was supposed to be the beginning of, not just the 2020 Major League Baseball season, but the return of the Padres to playoff contention. The coronavirus pandemic has put that on hold for at least eight weeks so for now, we simply must wait. Since there was no first pitch to behold, Padres owners Ron Fowler and Peter Seidler…

  • coronavirus Mar 21

    No Sports Could Mean Extensive Court Cases

    No sporting events … either live or on TV … is no fun for fans or players. But there is another aspect of American sports being shut down that could get extremely expensive.

  • coronavirus Mar 20

    What to Do When We Have No Sports to Distract Us?

    When America has needed a distraction it has, for decades, turned to baseball. It was the first sport to return after the terrorist attacks of September 11, in front of more than 32,000 people in St. Louis and millions more watching at home. I don’t know about you but as for me the question has already been answered. Should we…

  • PCAC Mar 14

    Coronavirus Postpones JC Sports, Putting Student-Athlete Futures in Doubt

    On Friday the NCAA announced it was working on a plan to give student-athletes from spring sports who had their seasons canceled by the coronavirus pandemic another year of eligibility. Details are still being worked out and should be revealed next week. But there’s another group of student-athletes who are still in limbo wondering how and when they can...

  • coronavirus Mar 13

    NCAA Grants Extra Year of Eligibility to Spring Sports Athletes

    On Thursday the NCAA canceled all of its spring sporting events in light of the coronavirus pandemic. That night athletics departments at colleges and universities across the country were having conversations they wished they never had to have. They had to tell student-athletes that their seasons, and in some cases their athletic careers, were over. “We met with all of…

  • Padres Mar 13

    #OnFriar Podcast: COVID-19 Stops Baseball

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on the sports world. Among the many leagues that have suspended or cancelled play is Major League Baseball, who on Thursday decided to cancel all remaining Spring Training games and delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks. So what does that mean for the Padres? That’s what…

  • baseball Mar 9

    Paddack Roughed up in Padres Loss

    Chris Paddack’s stuff is undeniably ace-level. But even the best pitches in the world will get hit hard if they’re not put in the proper place, a lesson that was taught by the White Sox on Sunday afternoon. Paddack gave up a pair of home runs to Cheslor Cuthbert in a 6-0 loss to Chicago. On the first one...

  • baseball Mar 7

    Padres Walk Off Rangers

    It’s only Cactus League play, but right now even when things don’t go well for the Padres they seem to end up going well for the Padres. San Diego beat Texas 4-3 on Friday night after giving up a lead in the top of the 9th inning … then getting them right back in the bottom of the 9th...

  • Padres Mar 6

    #OnFriar Podcast: Does a Great Cactus League Record Mean Anything?

    The Padres are 10-2 in Cactus League Play. So do we celebrate or keep the pessimism that San Diego sports fans have rightfully earned? That’s one of the big topics on this week’s OnFriar Podcast. NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson take a look at what the Friars hot start to the exhibition season means … and what...

  • baseball Feb 19

    10th Annual 2020 East Village Opening Day Block Party

    The East Village Association, Inc. (EVA) is stepping up to the plate with the 10th Annual 2020 East Village Opening Day Block Party on Thursday, March 26th from 10 am to 7 pm. EVA is ready to hit the ball out of the park with this FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, BLOCK PARTY on “J” Street between 7th & 10th. This San Diego…

  • tokyo 2020 Mar 2

    Baseball’s Final Olympic Qualifying Event Postponed to June

    Baseball’s final qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics has been postponed from April to June because of concerns over the virus outbreak

  • baseball Mar 1

    Padres Beat Giants for 6th Straight (Cactus League) Win

    A couple of big questions for the Padres as they started up Spring Training were what would they get out of newly signed infielder Jurickson Profar and overly signed outfielder Wil Myers (well, after they put the Myers trade pursuit on hold, at least). On Sunday, at least, the answers were plenty enough to win a lot of baseball games….

  • baseball Mar 1

    Ona Shows Off Power in Padres Win

    In 2016 the padres spent upwards of $90 million on signing players on the international market. One of those guys was Cuban outfielder Jorge Ona. In 2019, at the age of 22, he looked like he was really figuring it out with a fantastic start at Double-A Amarillo … until a shoulder injury ended his season after just 25 games….

  • baseball Feb 29

    Grisham Impresses, Padres Win

    The Padres sent highly touted prospect Luis Urias to Milwaukee for highly touted prospect Trent Grisham in the off-season hoping the left-handed hitting outfielder could help even out their right-handed heavy lineup. If Grisham keeps playing like he did Friday night against the Cubs they made the right move. Grisham went 3-for-3 with a home run in a 5-1 Cactus…

  • USD Feb 29

    Toreros No-Hit Monmouth

    Jake Miller had appeared in three games for the Toreros in 2020, all as a reliever. When Friday night’s scheduled starter against Monmouth got sick it was Miller who made the emergency start. 102 pitches later he was in the history books. Miller threw a no-hitter, the first of his career, in a 7-0 USD win. It’s the first no-no…

  • Padres Feb 28

    #OnFriar Podcast: Pitching Depth and Padres Prospects

    Wins in the Cactus League don’t mean anything. Neither do losses, really. It’s all in how you look when you’re playing. So the Padres 4-1 start to the exhibition season is nothing to get too excited about. OR IS IT? While the results are worthless, how a team looks along the way to the final score is immensely important...

  • baseball Feb 28

    Padres Post 2nd Straight Shutout

    During Spring Training the Padres have been fond of praising the depth of their pitching staff. Over the last two Cactus League games they’ve been right. Nine Padres pitchers combined to punch out nine Angels hitters in a 1-0 win in Tempe on Saturday, just a day after blanking the Indians 8-0, to improve to 4-1 on the exhibition...

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