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Pads visit Walter Reed

Aaron Harang, Tim Stauffer and Luke Gregerson took time today to visit the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to meet with Wounded Warriors.

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The guys share their thoughts on today’s experience:

Blueprints online

You can now check out all Blueprints right on our website. Each issue will be added to the archive following the homestand for which it was made available. We are currently working on getting all 2010 issues up as well.

There are currently four issues up and ready. Check them out!

Here is a peek at the cover for the upcoming June 2-12 homestand, featuring Tim Stauffer. Cameron Maybin will be featured in the June 24-29 issue. If you have any thoughts on what you would like to see in the Blueprint, feel free to email

Padre Pets

In each issue of the Blueprint, we feature a different Padre and their pet. Take a look at the four-legged (and one feathered) friends below and vote on your favorite.

A special weekend

Thanks to Eric Stonestreet (ABC’s Modern Family) for coming out the park last weekend in support of Stand Up To Cancer. Check out his visit in the slideshow below.

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Also, congratulations to all the participants in this year’s Celebration of Champions (video below). Thanks to Rady Children’s Hospital for all they do every year to make this such a memorable event.

Happy Saturday!

The Padres look to enact revenge and even the series tonight with Clayton Richard taking the hill against Michael Pineda.

Pineda, a rookie who made his Major League debut with the M’s this year, is making his first Interleague start.

Richard, who came up with the White Sox, is making his eighth Interleague start and 22nd overall against the American League. He is 2-1 with a 3.29 ERA all-time in Interleague matchups and 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA all-time against the Mariners (three starts). In two starts against the Mariners last year, Richard went 1-0 while allowing just three runs in 14.0 innings of work.

Here is some light reading for your Saturday afternoon, thanks to the Union-Tribune’s Bill Center:

Padres catchers Rob Johnson and Kyle Phillips each have a special reunion with the M’s in town.

See you at the park tonight. Eric Stonestreet from ABC’s Modern Family is throwing out tonight’s first pitch. He is a strong supporter of Stand Up To Cancer. Happy Saturday!

Photoday outtakes

A couple of the “best” shots from Spring Training photoday earlier this year. Keep in mind it starts at 6:45 a.m.

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The rivalry continues, naturally

The Padres host the Mariners for a three-game set that begins tonight. The series against our “natural” rivals (grrrrrrrr) marks the start of this year’s Interleague schedule. In 2011 the Padres will also host the Kansas City Royals (June 27-29) and travel to face the Minnesota Twins (June 17-19), Boston Red Sox (June 20-22) and Mariners (July 1-3).

San Diego went 9-6 against the American League in 2010, posting the first winning record in Interleague Play since going 11-4 in 1999. The Padres are 97-127 all-time in Interleague Play and 35-39 against Seattle Mariners. San Diego took four of six from Seattle last season.

Here’s a preview of the weekend’s Interleague set.

Aztecs take over PETCO Park

Take a look at the sights from tonight’s pregame ceremony featuring the SDSU Aztec men’s basketball team.

Thanks to Coach Fisher, D.J. Gay and the rest of the Aztecs for making tonight special.

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Eight at home

The Pads are wrapping up the road trip with a two-game series that starts tonight in Arizona. Beginning Wednesday, the boys are back for an eight-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers (May 18-19), the “natural rival” Seattle Mariners (May 20-22) and the St. Louis Cardinals (May 23-25).

Here’s a preview of the new Blueprint cover, featuring local boy Aaron Harang.

Remember, it’s free when you come to the game.  This issue also features Mike Adams, Dave Roberts and a look back at the 1987 home opener.

We’re currently working on making all issue of the Blueprint available online.  As soon as they are ready, you’ll be the first to know.

It’s free!!

The Padres left at 11 this morning for the bus ride up to Los Angeles.  After the three-game weekend series, the boys are back for a six-game homestand.  Here is a sneak peek at the cover for this homestand’s Blueprint (click for full-sized view):

Remember, the Blueprint is distributed FOR FREE (yes, bold and capitalized) at all Padres games.  Make sure to grab your copy.