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Saturday, April 4, 2009

FF Welcomes a New Contributor

FF is please to announce that we have a new contributor - Travis. Hailing from less than a mile of the childhood home of the FF founding fathers in Point Loma, Travis is a lifelong Friar fan who has first hand baseball experience with both Ryan and Scott. All three current contributors (as well as former contributor Shane) learned to play ball the right way (that is in fact Coach Hill's way) with the Green Team in the now defunct Peninsula Pony League. We are confident that you'll find his contributions to be inline with your expectations of FF content. Welcome aboard!

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Peavy Domination Tour Complete

Jake Peavy finished his 2007 Domination Tour in fitting fashion - as the unanimous NL Cy Young choice. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that watched National League baseball this past year, as Peavy cruised to the pitching Triple Crown by leading the NL in wins, ERA and strikeouts. Better news for Friar fans is news that Kevin Towers is in contact with Peavy and his agent, Barry Axlerod, on a contract extension to keep Peavy in Padre Sand past 2009.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Tom Glavine: Friar Of The Day

As a fan of the pitching rich Padres, it was a pleasure seeing the Mets veteran lefty notch win #300 Sunday. Tom Glavine who starred for many years in Atlanta next to San Diego's own Greg Maddux reached a milestone that we may not see another pitcher achieve. The last three to make the club of 23 hurlers are Glavine, Maddux, and Clemens all of whom won #300 in their forty's. The only player who is close to to joining the club is Randy Johnson, 43, (who is out for the remainder of this season with another back problem) who goes into 2008 with 284 victories. It seems unlikely for the Big Unit to win 16 more games in his career.

In a week that we saw A-Rod become the youngest player player to hit 500 homeruns, Barry Bonds tie Hank Aaron's 755, it is Tom Glavine's 300th win that deserves the Friar Of The Day award. The homerun milestones are amazing, but we will see more players hit 500 round trippers and we will see Bonds' number broken (A Rod); but will we ever again see a pitcher record his 300 victory?

Congratulations!

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Monday, July 30, 2007

19

On the day Tony Gywnn, #19, Mr. Padre enters the Hall of Fame the San Diego Padres bang out a season high 19 hits. The Padres exploded for 11 runs in the first inning chasing Jason Jennings after just 2/3 innings as they held on 18-11 in earning the split with Houston.
After Monday's off day (much needed after playing 17 straight days) the Friars host the Arizona Diamondbacks who are currently tied atop the NL West .5 games ahead of SD. Tuesday nights game will feature last years NL Cy Young Brandon Webb against Padres Justin Germano.

Needless to say, T. Gwynn is a Friar Forum Friar-of-the-Day everyday. Congrats again on his election to the Hall of Fame and huge thank you to all the great games.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Bob Costas - The 1st Friar-of-the-Day Recipient

FoxSports.com reports that Barry Bonds recently took exception to an episode of "Costas Now" (HBO) in which BALCO and Bonds were discussed. Bonds apparently called Costas a "little midget man who knows (nothing) about baseball". Costas responded, "As anyone can plainly see, I'm 5-6 1/2 and a strapping 150, and unlike some people, I came by all of it naturally". For this response, Bob Costas has become the first Friar-of-the-Day recipient.

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