Padres counting down the hours to their 1st game

San Diego Padres Spring Training

Baseball starts tomorrow! The Padres kick off their Cactus League schedule with a matchup against the Mariners at 12:10pm, and you can listen to the game on ESPN 1700.

After taxing season, Norris makes adjustments – San Diego Union-Tribune
Derek Norris disputes the notion that he played too many games last season, that supposed overuse precipitated the dip in his numbers after a strong start. The San Diego Padres’ starting catcher does, however, acknowledge that he has made changes and will continue to do so moving forward.

VIDEO: James Shields releases the most graceful bat flip in Spring Training drill –
The Academy Awards may have been held on Sunday night, honoring the best in moving pictures, but whoever won Best Picture has already been outdone. Because on Monday, James Shields stepped into the box, looked to lay down a bunt, pulled the bat back, and launched a ball deep into the night sky. But that wasn’t the end of it. Shields followed that up with an arcing, acres-high bat flip that seemed to say, “Baseball is here and joy is in my heart.”

Padres staying away from hoops this spring – San Diego Union-Tribune
The highlight of the day was a situational hitting competition between teams captained by Jon Jay, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris and Melvin Upton Jr. A draft had been held in Green’s office the other day. With starting pitchers participating in the contest, Kemp’s team claimed first place. The prize, besides pride, was undetermined.

For a Stadium, the Chargers Will Have to Beat Hoteliers, Then Win Them Over – Voice of San Diego
An excellent breakdown of the battle upcoming between the San Diego Chargers and the downtown hoteliers (and the Mayor) for a new stadium and noncontiguous convention center expansion, along with what we can expect to happen in the process over the next few months.

AUDIO: Matt Hall & Scott Kaplan On Mighty 1090’S Relationship With JMI
The Director of Editorials and Opinions at the San Diego Union-Tribune, Matt Hall sent out tweets over the weekend that wanted to point out that JMI owns Mighty 1090. He joined Scott on Monday to discuss the relationship between the two and if they JMI has pushed their downtown plan to the 1090 talent.

Ducks make flurry of deals at NHL trading deadline – The Orange County Register
Bob Murray wasn’t going to sit this NHL trade deadline out, and the general manager’s work Monday was about what he could get for his ascending Ducks and what he would keep.

Jamie McGinn and Brandon Pirri are coming in. Patrick Maroon is heading out. Sami Vatanen, Shea Theodore or Brandon Montour are not going anywhere.

AUDIO: Bec Rawlings: “I Like To Hurt People And Get Paid For It”
UFC Strawweight Bec Rawlings and her trainer George Castro joined Kevin Acee in-studio last night to further educate Kevin Acee on the world of mixed martial arts.

VIDEO: Steve Ballmer dunks, Clippers debut strange-looking condor mascot on same night – For The Win
Monday night at Staples Center was a doozy of an experience, and it had nothing to do with the game between the Clippers and Nets.


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