1:50 AM EST, Sat February 13, 2016
Friars on Base 9 hours ago

Former Padres Player/Coach Tim Flannery Goes Off in Twitter Rant

Apparently Tim Flannery is over hearing about how him and Bruce Bochy deserted the Padres and should come back to help them win a few World Championships like the duo did with the San Francisco Giants. Wednesday night he went off on a tirade against Padres fans who seemed to forget the good times Flannery […] Former Padres Player/Coach Tim Flannery Goes Off in Twitter Rant - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 14 hours ago

So You’re Saying There’s a Chance…Padres 2016 Edition

I am an admitted baseball apologist. I think baseball is the best sport in the world, MLB the best run league of at least the main four American sports leagues, and secretly (well, I suppose not anymore) smile when I see an emerging scandal in another league because it means that baseball looks that much […] So You’re Saying There’s a Chance…Padres 2016 Edition - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 15 hours ago

Top 10 Games of 2015

As the Padres 2016 season begins with pitchers and catchers reporting next week, here is one last look at 2015. That season had its ups and downs. It was overall a disappointment but there were some fun times. Let’s take a look back at the top 10 best Padres games from last season. 10. April […] Top 10 Games of 2015 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com 16 hours ago

Today would be no-no thrower Don Wilson’s 71st birthday

Today would be the 71st birthday of Don Wilson, who threw no-hitters for the Houston Astros in 1967 and 1969. The right-handed flamethrower, who pitched one game in 1966, was a mainstay of the Houston rotation from 1967 to 1974, winning 104 games. He died of accidental asphyxiation in his home on Jan. 5, 1975 …
Friars on Base Feb 11, 2016

Padres Top Ranked Fantasy Baseball Player Is…

With the start of the MLB season comes the start of Fantasy Baseball, and drafts for these leagues are right around the corner. A cardinal rule in Fantasy Sports is not be blinded by players and teams you like; at the same time it is more fun to pick players you are cheering for and […] Padres Top Ranked Fantasy Baseball Player Is… - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Feb 11, 2016

Three Rivers Stadium imploded, 15 years ago today

Three Rivers Stadium, which hosted no-hitters by Bob Gibson, John Candelaria and Francisco Cordova/Ricardo Rincon, was imploded 15 years ago today. The Pirates made Three Rivers the team’s home from 1970 through 2000, and the ballpark fared much better in no-nos than the Bucs’ previous home. Forbes Field, the Pirates’ home from 1909 through 1970, …
Friars on Base Feb 10, 2016

Could Padres Steal Cuban Phenom Lazarito

Cuban phenom Lazaro “Lazarito” Armenteros is expected to sign shortly – and the Padres are hoping to steal him away from a slew of other teams that are interested in him. He is currently ranked #8 on the MLB International Pipeline List and the Braves and Phillies are expected to be the top two teams […] Could Padres Steal Cuban Phenom Lazarito - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 10, 2016

Sum of All Parts Equals More for Padres in 2016?

As the Padres added another utility infielder in Skip Schumacher this week, it continues to show a marked difference that A.J. Preller is pursuing this off-season as opposed to the last one. Namely, instead of just going for a few big names to fill out his roster, he appears to be piecing together this team […] Sum of All Parts Equals More for Padres in 2016? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Feb 10, 2016

Allie Reynolds, tossed 2 Yankees no-nos, born 99 years ago today

Allie Reynolds, who tossed a pair of no-hitters for the New York Yankees in 1951, was born 99 years ago today. The Bethany, Oklahoma, native threw both of his no-hitters in a 2½-month span during the 1951 season, in which he posted a 17-8 record. He improved on that for 1952, going 20-8 with an …

How would Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel fit with the Giants?

Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel are promising Cuban talents who recently defected. Let's see if either of them are great fits for the Giants. The Brothers Gurriel defected over the weekend, and it's your indisputable right as a Giants fan to wonder if they'll fit on your favorite team. Personally, I'm comfortable with my personal response to every story about a Cuban player who defects. The Giants should spend millions of dollars to sign him. Who is he? Once you eliminate the critical thinking part of the job, this scouting stuff sure is easy. Yulieski Gurriel is a Cuban baseball...
Friars on Base Feb 9, 2016

Padres Close to Signing Skip Schumacher

As the San Diego Padres continue to add depth to their roster – Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com indicated late Monday night that the Padres were close to signing veteran infielder and World Series winner Skip Schumacher to a minor league contract. He would also fill a valuable late game pinch hitter role for the Padres. […] Padres Close to Signing Skip Schumacher - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Feb 9, 2016

Satchel Paige voted in the Hall, 45 years ago today

Satchel Paige became the first Negro Leagues star voted into the Hall of Fame, 45 years ago today. Paige was the first player to be selected by a 10-person committee honoring the contributions of the Negro Leagues to baseball’s history. Paige may have thrown dozens of no-hitters in barnstorming, semipro and minor league games. But …
NoNoHitters.com Feb 8, 2016

A 9-inning college softball no-no, 7 years ago today

It’s rare for a softball pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter, if only because softball games are only scheduled to go seven innings. But Kent State’s Kylie Reynolds accomplished the feat seven years ago today, no-hitting Stetson for nine innings during the championship game of the Stetson Leadoff Classic in Deland, Fla. Reynolds struck out …

Open Super Bowl Thread

I'M ONLY WATCHING FOR THE COMMERCIALS. And the football. Mostly the football, really. Current Series Giants lead the series 3-1 Wed 10/27 WP: Tim Lincecum (1 - 0) LP: Cliff Lee (0 - 1) 11 - 7 win Thu 10/28 WP: Matt Cain (1 - 0) LP: C.J. Wilson (0 - 1) 9 - 0 win Sat 10/30 WP: Colby Lewis (1 - 0) SV: Neftali Feliz LP: Jonathan Sanchez (0 - 1) 2 - 4...
NoNoHitters.com Feb 7, 2016

Happy birthday Burt Hooton, threw ’72 no-no in fourth start

A happy 66th birthday to Burt Hooton, who threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in just his fourth major-league start. Hooton was just 22 when he tossed the April 16, 1972 no-no at Wrigley Field, leading the Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Hooton walked seven and struck out seven, and, …
Friars on Base Feb 6, 2016

Former Padre Carlos Quentin signs with Twins

Former Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, 33, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins. He will make $750,000 if he makes the 40-man roster. Quentin spent the 2012-2014 seasons with the Padres. Injuries limited him to 86, 82 and 50 games during his time in San Diego. He was named to the […] Former Padre Carlos Quentin signs with Twins - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Giants sign Conor Gillaspie, surprising exactly no one

The former first-rounder will compete for a bench job in spring training. It's been about three years since the Giants started their pattern of self-aware meta-transactions, and there's no point in starting now. According to Baseball America, the Giants have signed Conor Gillaspie, whom they originally drafted in the first round in 2008. He was the selection the Giants made after that catcher. Gillaspie was something of a revelation for the White Sox in 2014, hitting .282/.336/.416, good for a 115 OPS+. He was the starter at the beginning of last season, but hit miserably until he was sold...
NoNoHitters.com Feb 6, 2016

Baseball lost Lew Burdette, who threw ’60 no-no, 9 years ago today

Lew Burdette, who threw a 1960 no-no for the Milwaukee Braves, died nine years ago today. Burdette, born in Nitro, West Virginia in 1926, no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, August 18, 1960, for a 1-0 win at Milwaukee County Stadium. His no-no was one of 203 victories over an 18-year career, and Burdette posted …
NoNoHitters.com Feb 5, 2016

Happy birthday Devern Hansack, threw 5-inning, rain-shortened no-no in ’06

Happy 38th birthday to Devern Hansack, who threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox in 2006. Major League Baseball’s committee for statistical accuracy had already determined that rain-shortened no-nos were not official no-hitters, but Hansack made the most of his October 1, 2006, against the Baltimore Orioles on the final day of …
Friars on Base Feb 5, 2016

Despaigne Dropped Out of Race for Padres’ Roster Spot

It seems like there are as many pitchers on the San Diego Padres’ roster as there are people running for President of the United States. It seems like everyone wants to be either the Commander-in-Chief or a member of the Padres’ staff. But as the political primaries pass and the weeks leading up to Opening […] Despaigne Dropped Out of Race for Padres’ Roster Spot - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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