There it is: Jake Peavy’s new tattoo! It’s a tribute to his American Indian heritage; he has Creek and Cherokee blood. The tattoo is a phrase, “Hoka Hey”, which means “live life to the fullest”, as well as feathers. Very interesting…
Greg Maddux was in the Padres’ camp for the first time as an instructor yesterday. It’s so funny, beacause he really looks like he belongs there. It hardly seems like he went to the Dodgers at all! I am so glad he is back with the Padres. It was really sad last year when he wasn’t able to get his 351st win for months and months. That was terrible! Then we finally shed him, and he went to a winning team. But he had a great time here in San Diego, and the guys definitely benefitted from him. It is so great that they can get that teaching again from the “professor”.
Today is the Padres’ first official team workout. So exciting! We signed outfielder Emil Brown a few days ago. That is very strange, but I think they know what they are doing. Edgar Gonzalez might not be playing in the World Baseball Classic. Scott Hairston will be playing in the WBC for the Mexico team. To look at him, you would not think he was Mexican! He’s not, but his mom was, so…
Baseball is almost here! I can’t wait…it’s been way too long 🙂
Don’t forget to keep supporting Jack Box…Hang in there Jack
(photo credits: the Union Tribune, padres.com)
Sorry this is kind of late, but I was gone all weekend, and I totally missed the Latest Leaders. But this time I got #29, which is much better than the last time, so I am thankful. In the tradition started by Jimmy, I will dedicate this ranking to #29, first baseman Fred McGriff.
Known as the “Crime Dog”, McGriff was drafted by the Yankees in 1981 draft. He was traded to the Blue Jays in 1982, and got to the majors in 1987. In 1990, he was traded to the Padres for Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter. He led the National League in home runs in 1992, but was traded to the Braves in 1993. He went on the play with the Devil Rays, the Cubs, the Dodgers, and the Rays again. He finally retired in 2005.
He had five All-Star game apperances, including being the MVP of the 1994 All-Star game. He won one World Series and three Silver Slugger awards. He ended his career with a batting average of .284, 493 home runs, and 1,550 runs batted in.
He is currently hosting a radio program in Tampa. He is also an assistant baseball coach for a high school in Tampa.
Big thanks to Rays Renagade for recommending this player to me!
In Padres news, Jake Peavy has a new tattoo! It’s a tribute to his Native American heritage. Wow.
There are these really cool videos from Spring Training that are being posted on the Padres’ website. They are part interviews, part footage of players working out. I love being able to see how the players are doing, and just to see the players! In the latest video, they showed my boy Kouz taking some grounders. It was so cool to see him again! Hopefully his shoulder and back will be OK this year.
In other randomness, have you guys heard about Jack Box? Yes, the founder of Jack-in-the-Box. Well, at the beginning of the month, he got hit by a bus! He suffered a massive head trauma, which is not to say that his massive head had a trauma, but his head had a massive trauma! So for all you Jack-in-the-Box fans, you gotta go support Jack and his family in this tough time. Join the Facebook page, or send a get well card, or sign up for updates, or just watch poor Jack on the webcam. But be sure to watch all the footage from all the events that have transpired since the accident. They are hilarious, er, ahem, so sad! Support Mr. Box!!
(photo credit: wikipedia.com)