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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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.
Tony tells a story about getting plunked by Curt Schilling and the aftermath
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
I'm going to tweet out the links to some of our top interviews from last night's show. If you missed Tony Gwynn it's a must-listen.
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?”