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There are good reasons for Solarte hitting cleanup

Padres’ manager Bud Black started his pre-game media session Thursday morning at Coors field in Denver talking about Yangervis Solarte’s first Major League start as a cleanup hitter. 344 more words


Buddy breaks with tradition when it comes to Nieves, Venable

Bud Black started Monday’s pre-game media conference by making mention of a tradition he has – that apparently ended Sunday.

“Hit a home run and start the next day,” was Black’s tradition. 455 more words


Bud Black discusses Jake Peavy, Wil Nieves, Yangervis Solarte, etc.

On Saturday, the Giants-Padres pitching matchup was World Series hero Madison Bumgarner against Padres’ ace James Shields.

Pairings like that don’t come along all the time. 397 more words

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Actor-comedian Will Ferrell played for/against the Padres Thursday night

Actor-comedian Will Ferrell was in Peoria Thursday night, capping his whirlwind day of playing every position while appearing for 10 teams in five Cactus League games. 653 more words

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Buddy's Bullets: Venable's Changing but Key Role with the Padres

With the Padres having acquired outfielders Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers in the off-season, Will Venable has become something of a forgotten player with the club. 429 more words

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Buddy's Bullets: Jason Lane to Start Cactus League Opener

Bud Black said that he would announce the starting pitcher for the Cactus League home opener on Wednesday against the Mariners and that he did. 230 more words

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FOX Sports San Diego to Debut "Sundays to Spring"

The Padres flagship TV station, FOX Sports San Diego announced that they plan to air “Sundays to Spring” showcasing the top six games from the 2014 season. 144 more words