Here it is! All of the Padres bobbleheads that I own, in one single post! 57  139 (!!!!) different Padres, Chihuahuas, Beavers, Stars, BayBears, Quakes, Storm, Wizards, TinCaps, Emeralds, managers, announcers, mascots, dreamboats, skaters and sleepy voiced ex-owners. I’ve written in depth about many of these already, so if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below and I’ll fill you in on them.

Some Additional Notes:

-The Tony Gwynn set of 5 was not a Padres affiliated giveaway and was reportedly a set that Alicia Gwynn teamed up with another company on. I can’t recall the year, or if they were given away or sold, but I’m about 99.9% sure that it was in 2001.

-I found out that the set that features Trevor Hoffman, Ryan Klesko, Mark Kotsay and Phil Nevin was indeed given away at a game on August 4th, 2002, but was for kids only. You could also go to Carl’s Jr. every Saturday for 5 consecutive weeks and purchase a combo meal to buy a different bobblehead for $4.99 though, which is what I did. My cholesterol levels have never been the same.

-The Jerry Coleman bobblehead was a San Diego National Bank item from 2001 and I am uncertain if it was a giveaway or sold there it was given away to “special friends of the bank” only.

-With that said, the two biggest icons in Padres history, Gwynn and Coleman, have still never had a Padres bobblehead giveaway.

-A HUGE thank you to the Fort Wayne TinCaps for providing the Rymer Liriano, Mat Latos, Matt Wisler, Josh Van Meter & Burt Hooton bobbleheads to the collection!!

-Another HUGE thank you to the El Paso Chihuahuas for providing the Manuel Margot & Austin Hedges bobbleheads!

-For more info on the Chris Denorfia unreleased bobblehead, go here.

-I’ve never seen the 1980’s Twin Enterprises bobblehead before, but I scooped it up. It’s in the 1985-1990 uniform, however I have never seen any of these holding a baseball. Perhaps it was a custom one?

If you have any bobbleheads that aren’t listed here, that you’d like to contribute to my sickness the cause, then shoot me an e-mail.

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Josh Byrnes was hired by Jeff Moorad to be the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on October 29, 2005. He was fired by the Diamondbacks on July 2, 2010. On December 3, 2010, Byrnes was hired by Jeff Moorad’s San Diego Padres as Vice President of Baseball Operations. On October 26, 2011 he was promoted to General Manager after Moorad allowed Jed Hoyer to leave for Chicago. Yesterday, on June 22, 2014, Josh Byrnes was fired by the Padres.

The Jeff Moorad era is officially over in San Diego.

I’ve not been a fan of Josh Byrnes’ tenure with the club. Some of that has been guilt by association, as he was Jeff Moorad’s boy from the beginning, and Jeff Moorad fought Tom Werner for worst owner in franchise history, and Moorad was never even officially the team’s controlling partner.

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Tom GarfinkelI wasn’t sure what to think when I first heard in April of 2009 that new owner Jeff Moorad was bringing Tom Garfinkel from Arizona as the Padres new Chief Operations Officer. This was probably because I have no idea who the Padres’ previous COO even was, though turns out it was former CEO Dick Freeman. Nor did I have much of an idea what he did. What stood out most about Garfinkel at the time was having his own baseball card.

Tom’s Story Begins in Breakfastown

It didn’t take long for Garfinkel to make waves, catching the eye of jbox from Gaslamp Ball by making declarative statements about a city in which Garfinkel had only been employed for a few months.

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This post was originally published November 15th, 2011, shortly following the Padres announcement of their most recent jersey redesign. It’s reproduced here, unedited, made relevant after the discussion surrounding new Padres President/CEO Mike Dee’s proclamation that the team would not be incorporating the color brown into their look and ESPN/Paul Lukas ranking the Padres jerseys dead last for the second year in a row.

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Ray: Yesterday, after months of rumors and speculation, the Padres unveiled their new uniforms for the 2012 season and while no drastic changes were made, Jeff Moorad and Tom Garfinkel did give the uniform collectors out there something to put on their Christmas list. The biggest change is the piping featured on all of the jerseys, which is meant to emulate the design of the PCL-era set. Other changes include the evening out of the road script (goodbye bow tie) and a new alternate jersey which features the interlocking SD on the chest.

The whole look is incredibly underwhelming, which seems to be what the Padres are going for under Moorad and Garfinkel, but before I go any further, what do you think, Mel?

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In case you weren’t paying attention…

Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive.

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Okay, so the Padres apparently don’t believe bobblehead giveaways sell tickets.

But some of us here at Padres Public think they just need to show a little creativity to get people out to the ballpark with bobbleheads. And by some of us, I mean me. Because Avenging Jack Murphy wasn’t nearly as creative as he thinks.

Oh, great! Another bobblehead post? Where’s the analysis? Where’s the reports on the farm system? Where’s the counter-response to that one Bleacher Report article that no one read?

You haven’t been “reading” my stuff for very long, have you?


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It could be worse.

Jeffrey Loria could be the Padres owner.

I mean, really, how bad is it for the Miami Marlins right now? They have a dimwit for an owner.

Jeffrey Loria is the former owner of the Montreal Expos who essentially traded the entire Expos organization to Major League Baseball for the then Florida Marlins.

Jeffrey Loria.

Who convinced the City of Miami and Dade County to fund a new retractable roof stadium for the rebranded Miami Marlins. To be fair, the Marlins put up $155 million. But, taxpayers in Miami will be paying back $2.4 billion in bonds.

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Welcome to The Bar!

This is where we gather from time to time to talk about something big in the Padres world or just the Padres or just baseball. It’s a roundtable discussion. Except, you know, no round tables. This is a Public House…so we’re at the bar.

*All opinions are of those who are attributed to them. No opinion here should be construed to be that of the collective.

On Thursday, February 7, David Marver released his self-made documentary “Padres: The Sad Truth.” It is, simply put, a scathing indictment of previous Padres ownership groups. Whether it is in payroll (or the lack thereof) or in flat out lies (or perceived lies), David Marver (also, and perhaps better known as Change The Padres) takes on the Padres organization with the hope that the new owners will not repeat the practices of owners past. He is calling on a boycott of the Padres, at least from a financial standpoint. No money on tickets or merchandise.

On a matter that is both very near to any Padres heart and on a tactic that draws a varied amount of opinions, Padres Public sat down to discuss the good, the bad, and the interesting of “Padres: The Sad Truth.” Read More…