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About sdjonnyg

San Diego native and die hard Padres fan who enjoys catching Spring Training games and soaking in a ton of baseball every year. This blog is a daily recap of our adventures in the 2017 Cactus League in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Final Countdown

It is sad to report that today is the last day of the trip.  It’s been amazing thus far with the continuation of many cherished spring traditions along with some new stuff that might someday get the same distinction.  The weather … Continue reading

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“Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products” -Bob Uecker

What a great day for baseball- perfect weather to spend the day outside.  We started the day as we usually do, checking out the practice fields of the Padres facility.  Today, we practically had the place to ourselves. After the major leaguers went in, … Continue reading

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Reds and Dreads

Spring Training means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.  People enjoy this smorgasboard of all things baseball in their own way.  Some like to get some sun in the outfield while others like the up close … Continue reading

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The bases are loaded and so am I

Things got off to a good start with a short conversation and an autographed card from Bud Black.  I told him about my streak of spring training Padres losses dating back to 2011 and that I could really use a … Continue reading

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Plenty of wind but a win? Not so much.

We departed San Diego early Sunday morning and made our way east to Phoenix.  The winds were blowing out of the north so we had to dodge tumbleweeds and brave some low visibility dust storms crossing the road but managed to arrive without incident. … Continue reading

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Hell frozen over? Maybe the Padres will win it all this year!

Apparently winter didn’t get the message that spring training was starting early.  There was unprecedented snow in parts of Arizona a few days ago.  Check out these pictures of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick near Scottsdale and of the … Continue reading

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Gearing up for this years trip…

Baseball is back and it couldn’t come soon enough. With the World Baseball Classic going on this year, things got started a little earlier. Today, the 22nd of February, was the first Spring Training game of the year. The Padres … Continue reading

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