10/6 TMM: Preller begins search for next Padres Manager

San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller

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A.J. Preller’s Search For The Next Padres Manager Begins – Mighty 1090 (video)
The search for the next Padres manager begins now, a search that will ultimately prove to be the defining moment of A.J. Preller’s general manager tenure in San Diego.

He’s Back! A “Rebooted” Antonio Gates Returns – Chargers.com
After serving his four-game suspension, the San Diego Chargers have added their future Hall of Fame Tight End back to the roster and are hoping that he can be what catapults them back into contention.

Chargers – Browns Hangover: Return Of Antonio Gates, Rivers, The O-Line And More – Mighty 1090 (video)
Hear from Philip Rivers and Mike McCoy on what stood out the day after the Chargers’ win over the Browns.

Ducks and Gulls: a hockey relationship – San Diego Union-Tribune
“It’s all one big organization,” Gulls General Manager Bob Ferguson said, standing in the bowels of the Honda Center, the Ducks’ home arena, and wearing a polo embroidered with the Ducks’ logo. “We’re the other part of their roster. We’re their fifth and sixth lines; we’re their eighth, ninth and 10th defensemen; we’re their third and fourth goaltenders. So it’s one big extension.”

 
The inaugural San Diego Gulls season is almost here! Get ready by checking out the song that will be playing at the Valley View Casino Center each time the Gulls score a goal at home:

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Last night’s 5-3 Gulls preseason victory was the finale of a home-and-home between the Ontario Reign and San Diego Gulls, with the Gulls winning 3-2 in a shootout Friday night in Ontario.

San Diego opens its season this Saturday, October 10 against the Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit’s affiliate) at its new home arena, Valley View Casino Center.

To make sure you’re there when the fun kicks off, click here to buy your tickets, and make sure you’re there on the following two games to enjoy great giveaways.
 

NFL: Official didn’t view Seahawk’s bat as an ‘overt’ foul in controversial finish – USA Today
The NFL’s officiating crew botched the ruling on what appeared to be a remarkable game-clinching play in the Seattle Seahawks’ 13-10 escape from the Detroit Lions.

Philip Rivers On The Win, Return Of Gates & Why Taking A Hit Can Be Gratifying – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Chargers QB Philip Rivers talked with Darren Smith on Monday about the play of the team’s offensive line and why he says taking a hit can be gratifying, even enjoyable.

Chargers hit hard by injuries, not hardest – San Diego Union-Tribune
Kevin Acee tries to argue that the Chargers are not the most injured team in the NFL each year, and he succeeds, but he (accidentally?) does a fantastic job of proving that they are the second most injured teams in the NFL since Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco took over the team.

Scandal Erupts in Unregulated World of Fantasy Sports – New York Times
On Monday, the two major fantasy companies were forced to release statements defending their businesses’ integrity after what amounted to allegations of insider trading, that employees were placing bets using information not generally available to the public.

CC Sabathia confronts a problem rooted deep in his past – USA Today
Sabathia issued the stunning announcement Monday that he would be immediately entering an alcohol rehab program, and will be gone the rest of the postseason.

Gulls a boon to already-solid youth hockey – San Diego Union-Tribune
“Before, if you were a kid wanting to see top-notch hockey, you had to go to L.A. Now it’s in our own backyard. And with all the players going between the Ducks and the Gulls, they’re going to get to see NHL players as well as AHL players.”

Knockaround Sunglasses is ten years old! Find out how this San Diego company started, and take a look at their history, in their “Decade of Knocks” video.

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