Here at Padres Public, we welcome just about anyone to submit ideas for Guest Posts (See what I did there in the title?). Media types. Other Padres bloggers.
Even San Francisco Giants fans.
My brother, Mark (@BigBaldMark) — who clearly is a much better writer than I am — is the latest to join our list of guest writers. He has his own blog, BigBaldMark’s BigBaldWorld, where he writes about whatever strikes his fancy. Sometimes it’s the Giants. Sometimes it’s Disney.
And sometimes it’s actually the Padres.
This is one of those times. Enjoy!
Let the unfettered speculation and rumor-mongering commence!
Continuing a sort of theme from last week started by RJ’s Fro & Left Coast Bias.
See what you started, Ron Fowler?
When you start running your mouth to the press about giving Chase Headley an extension, without even talking to Headley or his agent first, bad things start to happen.
Headley told the press that he doesn’t want to negotiate anything during the season. That he wants to concentrate on his play and not be distracted.
Well, guess what’s happening as a result? Out-of-town media has already started with the trade speculation.
In case you weren’t paying attention…
Seriously. Who was that? Show yourself!
Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive.
Literally Busting Cubs Upside Their Heads
There’s been some talk about brawls lately involving the Padres. I’m not sure why that is, but I figured I’d better get in on it before it gets to be a tiresome subject.
What? It’s already a tiresome subject? Well, screw it. I’m going to write something about it anyway.
Vocal Minority brought up the Padres’ 1984 brawl with the Braves, where the legend of Shirtless Ed Whitson came from. But I also remember the brawl on July 7, 1987 with the Cubs in Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
And, wouldn’t you know it? The Padres are playing this week in Chicago, at Wrigley Field, and against the Cubs.
What are the odds?*