Tatis and Hosmer celebrate

Halfway There

Well, here we are. Somehow the Padres have already played 81 games and we are officially at the halfway mark of the season. We’ve largely passed the point of small sample sizes and we know who the 2019 Friars are. They’re a solidly .500 team, which would sound much less impressive if they hadn’t lost…

Machado argues with Welke

The Umpires Have Gone Too Far

It’s always been tough to respect an organization that includes Joe West, Angel Hernandez, and C.B. Bucknor. but the MLB Umpires Association has well and truly crossed the Rubicon today. After Manny Machado was ejected from Saturday’s game against the Rockies, MLB hit him with a one game suspension for touching home plate ump Bill…