May 17th, 2011

Photo Contest!

From time to time, we plan to give out some tickets and other goodies to you readers.

Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. You’ll have to earn your prizes. Introducing our first (hopefully of many) photo contest. Submit your best photo by emailing it to and we’ll pick the winner. The best photo will get four tickets to an upcoming Padres game of your choice, with consolation prizes for runner-ups.

Here’s the trick…your submission must be a photo of you at a Padres game this upcoming homestand (May 18-25), which means there must be proof in the photo (think scoreboard, visiting team, etc.). Entries will be judged on creativity, hilarity, beauty and/or anything else we deem worthy. Bonus point if your picture is taken with the Friar.

Winners will be announced at the end of next week. Good luck!

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Buddy want a cracker?

Meet Buddy, Head Athletic Trainer Todd Hutcheson’s senegal parrot.  Buddy is featured in the latest issue of the Blueprint.

The hits keep comin’

With an 8-4 win over the Diamondbacks last night, the Padres have tied a club record by scoring seven or more runs in five consecutive games, previously done by the 1979 and 1996 clubs. Thanks to’s Tom Singer for noting the accomplishment.

In addition, Jason Bartlett went 2-for-5 with two RBI last night and now has an RBI in eight consecutive games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is one shy of tying the franchise record, set by Sixto Lezcano in 1982 and Steve Finley in 1996.  Lezcano recorded an RBI in nine straight games from April 16-27. Two Padres players have had at least one RBI in eight straight games: Carmelo Martinez (June 21-28) and Tony Gwynn (May 25-June 3), both during the 1984 season.