Monthly Archives: January 2016

Hail To the Chief – Part #3

Gene Locklear Art

In our last part of our Gene Locklear interview, we reached out to some of his former teammates for questions they would be interested in having Gene answer.  Some ended up just being comments while some had a little bit

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Hail To The Chief – Part #2

Gene Locklear first HR ball

In Part #2 of our interview, we talked with Gene about several different topics, and rather than type them out, we decided to let Gene’s words speak for themselves, so here we go… First, Gene shares with us what he considers to

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Alexei Ramirez The Mentor at Shortstop

As the Padres season draws closer, the shortstop position is still owned by Alexi Amarista, who is coming off a terrible season at the plate. AJ Preller has been determined to get a “captain” for his infield, but so far,

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Ian Desmond From Short to Third…..

The Padres have reported interested in former Nationals shortstop, Ian Desmond. The Padres front office brass covets Desmond’s leadership, and baseball instincts — along with his track record for producing. Desmond, 30, is coming off a down year both offensively,

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Former Padres Infielder Ted Kubiak

Ted Kubiak - Padres

Drafted by the Kansas City A’s in 1961, Ted Kubiak spent six years in the A’s minor league system primarily playing shortstop; however, when the A’s called him up in 1967, they wanted him to be a utility player.  While

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Hail To The Chief! Gene Locklear Part #1

“So, you’re a friend of Dave Freisleben?” asked Gene Locklear as we walked up to his house.  Wayne responded with a yes, we are.  “We’ll, if I had known that, I wouldn’t have invited you,” was Gene’s smiling response and with

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