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MLB May Impose a Rare Lifetime Ban on Infielder
MLB Imposes a Rare
Lifetime Ban on Infielder

MLB Imposes a Rare Lifetime Ban on Infielder

Tucupita Marcano bet on his own team while he was out injured

(Newser) - San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano has become the Pete Rose of his day, and not in a good way. Major League Baseball on Tuesday imposed a lifetime ban on the 24-year-old over gambling, reports the AP . Coverage:
  • The bets: The league found that Marcano placed bets last season not

MLB Teams Sign a Bunch of Players' Family Members

Among them: Padres sign Ethan Salas, younger bro of top Marlins prospect Jose Salas, for $5.6M

(Newser) - The San Diego Padres signed 16-year-old catcher Ethan Salas of Caracas, Venezuela, to a $5.6 million bonus on Sunday, the first day of the international signing period. Salas is the consensus top overall prospect in this year's class. The left-handed hitter is the younger brother of Jose Salas,...

'Bizarre' Moment in MLB Playoff Game Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'
'Bizarre' Moment in
MLB Playoff Game
Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'

'Bizarre' Moment in MLB Playoff Game Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'

San Diego Padres pitcher gets his ears checked at Mets manager's request

(Newser) - With a magnificent performance on a memorable night in Padres history, Joe Musgrove brought this one home for San Diego and really stuck it to the New York Mets. The big right-hander brushed off chants of “Cheater!” after a bizarre spot check by umpires on the mound, pitching...

Padres Are First MLB Team to Reach a Uniform Ad Deal

They'll be wearing Motorola patches next season

(Newser) - There will be a new pitch on Major League Baseball fields next season. The San Diego Padres became the first team to announce a deal for ads on their uniforms, saying Tuesday that patches with a Motorola logo will be worn on the right sleeves of their jerseys. The March...

Mother, Toddler Son Fall to Deaths at Baseball Park

The two were pronounced dead shortly before the Padres-Braves game Saturday

(Newser) - A woman and her toddler son fell to their deaths at the Padres stadium in San Diego Saturday. Horrified onlookers saw the 2-year-old boy fall first and his mother fall while trying to catch him. The two fell from a third-level concourse at a concessions area, about six stories above...

First MLB Start Ever Produces No-Hitter

Tyler Gilbert spent last summer working as an electrician

(Newser) - Move over, Bobo Holloman. On Saturday night in Phoenix, Tyler Gilbert of the Diamondbacks threw a no-hitter in the first major league start of his career, beating the Padres 7-0. Gilbert would have been a bad bet to accomplish such a feat, NBC reports, because:
  • It's only happened three

Padres Let Fans Into Dugout During Shooting Near Nationals Park

At least one person who had been at the game was injured

(Newser) - As panicked fans streamed onto the field Saturday night after gunfire erupted outside Nationals Park in Washington, DC, the opposing baseball team opened up its dugout and ushered people inside. Fans weren't sure where the shooting was happening, and some started running out of the stadium—toward it, NBC...

Collision Results in Angry Words, Plus a Double Play

Padres' Tommy Pham and Ha-Seong Kim collided going after pop fly

(Newser) - The 2021 baseball season is producing some strange plays , and the most recent involves a scary collision, a language barrier, a loud crowd, an altercation between members of the same team, and a double play, all in one. It all began in Chicago, when the Cubs' PJ Higgins hit a...

Padres Pull a Fast One on Visiting Red Sox Fans

They got rickrolled during 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - Yes, rickrolling is still a thing, and a memorable one took place Sunday during the game between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Boston Red Sox. Between innings, the stadium scoreboard pleased Boston fans by inviting everyone to sing along with the Red Sox fan favorite "Sweet Caroline,...

Gay Chorus 'Snubbed' at Padres Game

Why did a recording sing over them?

(Newser) - The San Diego Padres are in trouble after inviting a gay chorus to sing at the ballgame Saturday night and playing a woman's recorded voice over them—with thousands of fans in attendance, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. (See it here on YouTube .) The San Diego Gay Men'...

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dead at 54

Former Padres great succumbs to cancer

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54 in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his agent tells the AP. The outfielder's sweet left-handed swing and undying loyalty to the San Diego Padres made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes—he was nicknamed...

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Dick Williams Dies

William dead at 82 from a ruptured aortic aneurysm

(Newser) - By taking over a ninth-place team and leading it to the pennant in his first year as a big-league manager in Boston, Dick Williams earned the reputation of being a turnaround artist that he built on later in Montreal and San Diego. By taking over an emerging powerhouse in Oakland...

Best Ballpark Hot Dogs
 Best Ballpark Hot Dogs 

Best Ballpark Hot Dogs

Forget apple pie—nothing goes with baseball like these

(Newser) - Baseball season’s in full, ahem, swing, and in that spirit, Delish runs down the best ballpark hotdogs. Some highlights:
  • Georgia Dog, Turner Field, Atlanta. A blanket of cole slaw and some sautéed Vidalia onions make this a winner.
  • Arizona Dog, Chase Field, Phoenix. Southwest rules this foot-long—chorizo,

Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy
 Halladay Stays; 
 ChiSox Get Peavy 

Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy

(Newser) - The biggest move on today’s baseball trading deadline looks to be one that wasn’t made, Fox Sports reports: Toronto kept ace right-hander Roy Halladay, who’d drawn interest from contenders in both leagues. The biggest name dealt was right-hander Jake Peavy, sent from San Diego to the Chicago...

Giants' Sanchez No-Hits Padres

(Newser) - Jonathan Sanchez, an unlikely candidate, pitched the majors' first no-hitter this season last night, dominating the San Diego Padres with an array of pitches in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 victory. The 26-year-old left-hander returned to the rotation after a nearly 3-week demotion to the bullpen—and he only got...

In Astros-Padres Game, Beekeeper Earns a Save

(Newser) - The Astros-Padres game yesterday in San Diego drew a crowd of 23,284—and thousands of bees. Padres left fielder Kyle Blanks sighted the swarm in the top of the ninth and tried to signal the umpire, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I saw Kyle walking toward the infield...

MLB's Midterm Report Cards
 MLB's Midterm Report Cards 

MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back

(Newser) - Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation. A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class. B students—...

Dempster K's 12 to Lead Cubs Over Padres 4-0

Cubs hurler goes eight-plus innings, knocks in go-ahead run

(Newser) - Ryan Dempster struck out a career-high 12 and hit a go-ahead single against Greg Maddux during a four-run fifth inning, leading the Chicago Cubs over the punchless Padres 4-0. Jim Edmonds singled in his debut with the Cubs, who won three of four from the team with the worst record...

Lilly, Cubs Best Padres 8-5
 Lilly, Cubs Best Padres 8-5 

Lilly, Cubs Best Padres 8-5

(Newser) - Ted Lilly struck out 11 in six innings to win his third straight start, and Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto homered to lead the Chicago Cubs over the San Diego Padres 8-5 Wednesday night. Backed by three RBIs apiece from Soriano and Soto, Lilly (4-4) allowed six hits and four...

Greene's Homer Pushes Padres Past Cubs

(Newser) - Khalil Greene hit a three-run home run to help Shawn Estes earn his first victory since 2005 with the San Diego Padres' 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Estes pitched 5 1-3 innings and the Padres' bullpen secured the win with 3 2-3 innings of hitless relief....

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