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Mr. Padre is more than a household name

Mr. Padre

Mr. Padre was a family favorite in the Koke household. (Getty Images) After hearing of  the tragic passing of Padres Hall of Fame legend Tony Gwynn following his battle with cancer on Monday, I thought I would reflect on the beloved Padre and share a more intimate side of the birth (literally) of a family obsessed with the Padres  baseball and Mr. More...

by Mickey Koke | Published 10 months ago

Tony Gwynn
By Jake Mastroianni On Monday, June 16th, 2014

Tony Gwynn unlike anything we’ll ever see again

So long, Tony. You will be missed. Today — June 16, 2014 — is a sad day for all of baseball. For someone who grew up watching baseball in the early 1990s, Tony Gwynn was definitely a player who had More...

Tony Gwynn
By Matthew Orso On Monday, June 16th, 2014

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dead at 54

Tony Gwynn — one of baseball’s all-time great hitters, passed away today at the age of 54. Baseball Hall of Famer and Padres’ legend Tony Gwynn died of cancer at the age of 54 today. “Major More...

San Diego Padres preview
By Steve Randel On Monday, March 10th, 2014

San Diego Padres preview: Young club craves its own identity

Andrew Cashner (left) and Josh Johnson (right) could deliver a formidable one-two punch for the Padres this season. (Earnie Grafton / UT San Diego) It seems like an eternity since the San Diego Padres were contenders More...

By Steve Randel On Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Yasmani Grandal hopes to put PED woes behind him

Yasmani Grandal has a lot to prove in 2014. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The Biogenesis fiasco that created an enormous black cloud over Major League Baseball in 2013 has all but blown over, except for the More...

The great PETCO Park in downtown San Diego
By Zach Herman On Friday, November 1st, 2013

Why the West Coast fan gets no love

The great PETCO Park in downtown San Diego. When I first moved to San Diego in 2008, I felt the same way most people around the country felt about West Coast baseball. I figured a West Coast fan was someone who More...

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