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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twitterpadresI’ve noticed a lot of links to “Top XX Twitter Accounts Padres Fans Should Be Following” popping up here and there.  I think all of these lists I’ve seen have been severely lacking.  They seem to leave out some of the major accounts associated with the Padres, some of the best accounts in terms of  interaction, and some accounts that are just good follows.  Quite frankly, I’m not sure who would want to follow some of the accounts suggested by the lists I’ve seen.

I’m including myself in that.  I’m still amazed that I have managed to get 900+ 1000+ followers.  You people must be bored out of your skulls.

So, I decided to compile my own list.  The difference between my list and all these other ones that have popped up:  I didn’t limit how many.  You should be following most of them — if not all — if you consider yourself a fan and want to get all the news, information, and opinions that are out there.

I follow just about all of these people/accounts because they put forth some great, honest information and/or opinions on the Padres.  From the Padres front office to the lowly fan in the cheap seats and from San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA to Washington, D.C. and everywhere in between.

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As I woke up this morning, I scanned Twitter and spotted this tweet.

I feel that it’s safe to say that Hacksaw may stretch the truth a bit on Twitter from time to time.

However, in this case, I can confirm that the news is indeed sadly true.

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Fox Sports San Diego has a new home and invited a few select people to take a “hard hat tour” of the new studio today. So SDPads1 of RJ’s Fro and I took them up on their offer. Because we very rarely pass up free stuff (Sorry, Ray, but it’s true).

Executive Producer for Fox Sports San Diego, Jeff Byle, led the tour for a few advertisers and a couple of guys who “write…on the internet”* from Gaslamp Ball, Chicken Friars and LobShots, along with yours truly.

*Credit to Tom Garfinkel for introducing us to Josh Byrnes with that at the awards banquet last month, coining our new catchphrase at the same time. All rights reserved. Don’t try to steal it. Left Coast Bias is a lawyer.

FSSD gutted the old Cox Channel 4 studio and started over from scratch. I wasn’t sure if I could take pictures of the studio itself, so I decided to err on the side of caution and didn’t take any. But I can describe it pretty well.

Well, then! Get on with it!

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Ron Fowler tells Tony Gwynn to suck it. Allegedly.

Fox Sports San Diego is going to televise the first games ever played at the new Fowler Park at the University of San Diego Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th. These games will determine once and for all* who has the greatest college baseball team in San Diego County: the USD Toreros or the SDSU Aztecs.

*And by once and for all, I mean until next year when they play this annual series again.

Both games are starting at 6:00 pm, with Friday’s game featuring an hour-long pregame special hosted by Andy Masur. That show will feature in-depth looks at the construction of Fowler Park and a tribute to Ron Fowler.

The play-by-play for both games will be handled by Mike Pomeranz and Mark Sweeney, with newcomer Kelly Crull reporting from the dugouts. So it’s sort of a preview for this Padres season.

So set your DVRs or your VCRs, if you can’t watch it live or be there in person.

Of course, if you have Time Warner Cable, go to a friend’s house or a bar, because you’re screwed.

You can read the official press release here.

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