• Padres Mar 31

    Padres Pitcher Craig Stammen Enjoys Another Pastime

    Padres pitcher Craig Stammen has developed a strong bond with his teammates, and created great memories with family with the help of a game. That game is not baseball. There’s another sport he’ll look forward to playing once life gets back to normal. “I started playing on a real golf course when I was eight years old.” The Ohio...

  • 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

    #PadresTwitter Finds Way to Meet Up Without Opening Day

    A group of diehard Padres fans didn’t get a chance to do their usual meetup at Petco Park, so they got creative.

  • 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…

  • Padres Mar 24

    Padres Greg Garcia Finds Silver Lining in Delayed Season

    On the week that Major League Baseball was supposed to return, and fans expected to flock to Petco Park – Greg Garcia was at home in San Diego Monday, focusing on a different gig. “Just being Dad.” The Valhalla grad left Peoria and returned to town March 17th, after MLB cut off formal workouts and encouraged players to go home…

  • 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…

  • Cornavirus Mar 16

    CDC’s Latest Guidance Could Mean No Sports for Much Longer

    The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks.

  • 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…

  • coronavirus Mar 12

    MLB Suspends Spring Training, Delays Opening Day

    Major League Baseball officials said Thursday they would delay Opening Day by at least two weeks.

  • coronavirus Mar 9

    NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS Closing Locker Rooms Amid Virus Scare

    The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all nonessential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday night.

  • 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...

  • MLB Mar 5

    Gore Debuts, Padres Win Again

    The Padres beat the Mariners 3-0 in Peoria to run their Cactus League record to 10-2 (which breaks down as 0-2 against Kansas City and 10-0 against all teams not from Kansas City). But the most exciting part of the day was the bottom of the 7th inning. MacKenzie Gore, the Padres top prospect and the #1 pitching prospect in…

  • 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….

  • coronavirus Mar 1

    US Pro Sports Leagues Monitoring Coronavirus Outbreak

    Professional sports leagues in North America are in touch with health officials and teams about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak

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