Singer-songwriter, Padres fan, and San Diego icon Steve Poltz joins Padres and Pints for Episode 22!

Steve, Rick, and Chris discuss Steve’s life performing on the road, the time he stalked Tim Flannery, advice Bruce Bochy gave him for singing the national anthem, and what it was like performing in front of 55,000+ people at game 3 of the Padres 1998 NLCS in Qualcomm Stadium.

Follow Steve on Twitter, visit his website, or hit him up on Facebook.

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Since it’s National Beer Day, we thought we’d give you two Padres and Pints posts in one day.

On Saturday, while at Padres FanFest, I did my best to hobble around on one knee and scope out some of the changes this year when it comes to beer. Not everything was open but here’s what I found out!

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I saw the Habitus Double IPAJucundus Orange Honey Wheat at the San Diego craft beer carts behind home plate on the field level. However based on the picture above, they may rotate it from time to time. There were also Bomber’s of Habitus and Grazias Vienna Cream Ale in the Craft Beers of San Diego stand next to Seaside Market and cans of Claritas Kolsch and Jucundus.

Rumor has it that their new “Open Mike” cans will be there soon too. These cans have removable tops which turns it into a cup and Hess is the first brewery on the West Coast to use this idea.

Also of note: the Jucundus was Brady & I’s celebratory beer of choice for the #BloggersTakeover and it was fantastic.

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A power triumvirate of guests join Chris and Rick for the first ever on location podcast, live-ish from the Bring Back the Brown party at Green Flash Brewing Company. San Diego sports radio veteran Craig Elsten, Green Flash Director of Beer Education Dave Adams, plus Jordan Stark and Tony Martinez of the Bring Back the Brown campaign talk Padres baseball, beer, and brown uniforms.

Among a million other topics, Jordan and Tony explore the history behind the organized BBTB campaign, Dave shares thoughts the concessions experience at Petco Park, and Craig rants on everything imaginable.

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Come hangout with our good buddies Bring Back the Brown, Green Flash and Knockaround Sunglasses this Friday (4/3) for a Padres celebration! That’s right, from Noon to 10PM you can join in on the baseball action with all new BBTB growlers (limited run of 100), new brown & gold Green Flash merch, Knockaround sunglass giveaways and a Westside Love pop-up shop.

Also, the Green Flash Gastro Truck will be serving baseball themed dishes throughout the day including TJ Hot Dogs and Chili Cheese Nachos.

Also added, Padres and Pints will be in the house chatting about the upcoming season. Maybe with a guest? Stay tuned!

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Corey Brock, writer entering his 9th season covering the Padres for MLB.com and self-described amateur beer snob stops by Padres & Pints to talk about the Padres’ crazy go-nuts offseason.

What was the Padres strategy behind hiring AJ Preller? Who was the team’s primary offseason target? What’s the latest on Corey’s Peoria, AZ nightlife? Listen to find out. And if you do the Twitters, follow him at @followthepadres.

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Jason Klein from San Diego design firm Brandiose joins Rick and Chris as they chat about all design and minor league baseball, or as Jason calls it, “story telling.”

Jason shares some crazy ideas implemented by Brandiose previously never seen in minor league baseball, as well as some plans deemed too overboard even for the minors. The guys also discuss the current direction of the San Diego Padres brand, as well as details about Brandiose’s working process with teams from beginning to end. You can follow Brandiose on Twitter.

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In Episode 18 of the podcast we chat with John Conniff of MadFriars about the Padres farm system. What prospects does John expect to contribute in the majors this season? What pitcher is John’s sleeper prospect? What did Nelson Cruz say to John just before taking Wade LeBlanc yard in Portland? Where are the San Antonio barbecue joints that refuse to provide sliverware? We answer all these questions and more.

Check out the MadFriars Top 20 Padres Prospects for 2015 featuring commentary on the state of the organization and tons of scouting info on players.

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Jonah Keri, writer at Grantland, and New York Times bestselling author, joins Padres and Pints to talk, well Padres and Pints. We even dabble in a little Expos and Eggnog chat. He, Rick and Chris discuss AJ Preller’s offseason moves, craft beer, his budding movie career and dive into quite possibly the biggest Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul secret known to man. Jonah also shares a story about the morning/day the Padres traded for Matt Kemp and how the Padres and Pints crew played a part in that eventful day.

His new book Up, Up & Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos can be found on Amazon or anywhere books are sold. Make sure you pick that up today!

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Rick and Chris are joined by Dustin, who writes with Chris under The Sacrifice Bunt at Padres Public. They chat about Dustin’s curious beginnings as a Padres Fan (featuring double flapped helmets) and the crazy twists and turns of Trader Preller’s beginnings as GM of the San Diego Padres.

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Padres and Pints, the video series, RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE!

The 19th episode takes you to the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings where we chat with Eno Sarris of FanGraphs (+BeerGraphs & the finest hair in the biz), Jonah Keri of Grantland (+Author de jour  & our 2nd Canadian!) and Chris Long Statistician Extraordinaire for a mystery MLB team (+formerly of the Padres).

We return to both Societe Brewing Co. (Episode 8) & Mission Brewery (Episode 14) and learn about the a tale of lost love, Red Stripe & Jamaica from Eno, the knock down drag out brawl Jonah witnessed while walking downtown San Diego, & bourbon and horse racing from Chris Long. Oh yeah, we talk about baseball & beer too!

It’s a long episode, however I had over 2 hours of footage I had to cut down. Also I wanted to get this out last week but AJ Preller went all “Terrier” on everyone, overhauled his entire roster in 2 days and sent me back to the drawing board.

We hope you enjoy!!

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