padrestwitterIt’s that time of year again. Two years ago, I published what I considered to be the most comprehensive list of Padres-related Twitter accounts that I thought every Padres fan should be following. I updated it as needed as players were traded or people changed jobs, but that just got time-consuming and monotonous.

I redid the entire thing exactly one year later, with new accounts added and others removed, mostly due to repetitiveness or just no longer existing.

I revisited it this month, and what follows are the results.

Some are informative follows. Some are humorous. Some are both. But all of them, I guarantee*, will improve your Padres Twitter experience.

*Guarantee void in Tennessee. And everywhere else, for that matter. I guarantee nothing except eventual death.
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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.

If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below or e-mail us.

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In case you weren’t paying attention…

Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive.

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Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton announced earlier today that he would be taking over the Pregame and Postgame show for 2014 on the Padres flagship station, The Mighty 1090. This news may interest those wondering what 1090 would do with Hamilton after it had replaced him with Dan Sileo but I find it interesting* for another reason: Baseball fans will now get even less of Craig Elsten.

*Where I define “interesting” as “disappointing”.

Last season, Elsten’s primary duties included hosting the Pregame and Postgame shows on the weekend as well as filling in for Jack Cronin or Coach Kentera during the week when needed. All told, Elsten worked about half of last season’s games,  partnering with former Padres announcer Bob Chandler. The combination of Elsten and Chandler made for a great mix of something old and something new. This is now gone.

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In case you weren’t paying attention…

Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive.

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The 2014 Padres FanFest has come and gone. We can now consider the season underway.

I love FanFest. Always have. Even back in the days of Jack Murphy Stadium, when it was more or less just a glorified baseball card show, I loved it. Of course, it has come a long way since those days.

Join me, will you, for a rather long look at my day on Saturday.

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I write for many reasons: to share, to entertain, to better understand the world around me. But mostly I write because my memory is terrible and if I don’t, I’ll forget things.

Tony Gwynn knocked five hits in a game eight times in his career. The seventh of those came on April 23, 1994, at Jack Murphy Stadium, against the Phillies.

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Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive.

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Tony tells a story about getting plunked by Curt Schilling and the aftermath

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Normally I post on Wednesday mornings, unless the mood strikes me. And a really good Tony Gwynn interview gets me in the mood every time.

Craig Elsten (@619Sports) had Tony on to talk about SDSU baseball’s first-round in the NCAA Regionals at UCLA. But, as often happens whenever Tony is interviewed, the talk evolved into a story involving Curt Schilling and Andy Benes.

If you’re like me, you probably missed it live. Luckily, Mighty 1090 had it up as a podcast almost immediately

Craig’s right. It is a must-listen.

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Earlier this week I wrote about Will Venable’s place in the batting order and how his hitting second would most definitely ensure that my soul would settle in purgatory, never reaching the treasure trove of celestial paradise.

But before I wrote that piece on Tuesday morning, I called Craig Elsten of 619 Sports last Sunday morning during the Padres pre-game show. I implored Elsten to ask Bud Black what the rationale was behind batting Will second. Why on EARTH, was he batting Venable second!? I believe those were my precise words. Well Craig didn’t let me down. Filling in for Darren Smith on Tuesday afternoon Craig interviewed Buddy and finished the interview with the following question:

I get input. I get feedback from folks out there, in Padres Public, in the world and I love to have this opportunity as a conduit to talk to you about it. What is the mindset, or what is the thought process at the top of the order . . . Venable in the #2 spot? What’s the thought process, why you like to put Venable 2nd?”

Here’s what Bud said . . .

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