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Tuesday, March 09, 2004

More on Nevin

Phil Nevin will miss approximately four weeks with a partial dislocation of his left shoulder. He had an MRI yesterday and will now be wearing a protective sling. It sounds like he'll miss the first few games.

In the meantime the Padres have some decent temporaryalternatives at first base. The papers mention Brian Buchanan, Xavier Nady and Jeff Cirillo (who I hope makes a solid comeback).

Rangers 4
Padres 2

Miguel Ojeda and Rey Ordonez had good games.

Former Padre Tony Gwynn will get a street named after him on Thursday. In a ceremony with Mayor Dick Murphy and and John Moores, the frontage road between Park Boulevard and Seventh Avenue will be renamed Tony Gwynn Drive. Ceremony starts at 11:30. I guess San Diego loves its baseball heroes, as Ted Williams Parkway is already a prominent inland thoroughfare.

Lucchino to throw first pitch-but not at Padres game. That honor belongs to Jimmy Carter, but instead the Red Sox exec will throw out the first pitch at Petco during a college baseball tournament that is expected to break the single-game college attendance mark. 33,000 are expected and the current record is 27,673.

Wells Making Waves...

David Wells was apparently spotted being himself coming out of a mosh pit for a Metallica concert in Phoenix. The San Francisco Chronicle details the incident and potential worries. This doesn't bother me too much, more a sense of amusement.

More on Wells from a fellow "bald, fat" guy, Rod Beck. Same article:

"I loved the Wells pickup," said Beck. "I mean, I looked over at him in the clubhouse the other day and it was like seeing myself. Everybody always counts out the bald, fat dude, and yet we're always there at crunch time. Only thing is, David's lost about 30 pounds. He's a mini-me.".

Great stuff. Nice work Bruce Jenkins.

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