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Murphy on Kemp hitting 1st, Shields hitting 8th and other topics

Over the past several days Pat Murphy has discussed his first week as Padres manager, Matt Kemp hitting lead-off, James Shields hitting eighth, the gap between Triple-A and the Major Leagues and other topics.  947 more words

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Baseball Reactions: Alex Rodriguez Hits 3,000, Touki Toussaint, and Bud Black

Alex Rodriguez gets 3,000th hit. No asterisk needed. 

Alex Rodriguez recently became the 29th member of the 3,000 hit club. He becomes the fourth Hispanic to reach that milestone, joining Rod Carew, Rafael Palmeiro, and the legendary Roberto Clemente. 2,114 more words

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The record former Padres manager Bud Black did not want

The San Diego Padres this week fired long-time manager Bud Black. The team was hovering around the .500 mark and with several free agent moves this past season, the team was hoping for a better run at the top spot in the National League West in 2015. 306 more words


Murphy gets call from Black, returns to Phoenix home, reunited with Wallace

The Padres first road trip under interim manager Pat Murphy reached Phoenix Friday, which enabled Murphy to sleep in his own bed.

Murphy has lived in the Phoenix area since becoming the head coach of Arizona State in 1995. 582 more words

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Game Notes @ OAK (06.17) Friars Continue Series Against A's in Oakland

The Friars may have lost their last two games against the Athletics at home in San Diego, but Wednesday presents a new opportunity to gear up and go for a series split against the Green Collars in Oakland. 485 more words

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Way out weds 6/17 2015 san diego Pradres high exspectiation cost Black his job

raised hopes , big dollars and slow start doomed a good manager in Bud Black his job

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new skipper pat Murphy will send Despange (3-4) to the hill… 23 more words

The agenda-driven myths about Bud Black

Bud Black was, at best, a mediocre manager whose main accomplishments were surviving through multiple ownership and general manager regimes; accruing respect from the media; and being the case study of how a manager’s perception trumps his won-lost record in today’s game. 996 more words

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