July 13

caminiti_11.jpgIt was a night of glorious memories of the 1998 Padres.

Many thanks to channel 4 in San Diego for showing most of the ceremony which we watched on Directv’s Extra Innings

My wife and I laughed, cheered, and cried throughout the ceremony, interviews, and highlights that were shown during the game.

We were very happy with the good reception Kevin Brown received from the Padres Faithful.  Tony Gwynn got a rousing ovation, but Trevor Hoffman’s seemed somewhat subdued in comparison.  Maybe it just seemed that way on TV.  Trevor had 53 saves in 54 oppurtunities in 1998…simply amazing!

All the players seemed to really enjoy the gathering and we just love Greg Vaughn.  It sounds like his son might be pretty good.

Of course, for us, the moment when Kevin Towers carried out Caminiti’s jersey was a moment of tearful emotion.  RIP Ken.

 

The game?  The offense let another decent start for Greg Maddux go for naught…not every year can be like 1998.

Yesterday’s Results:

Braves 4, Padres 1

D-backs 10, Phillies 4

Marlins 5, Dodgers 3

Cubs 8, Giants 7

Mets 3, Rockies 0

Standings:

D-backs          47-47          ——

Dodgers          45-49            2

Giants            39-55            8

Rockies          39-56           8.5

Padres           37-57           10

Today:  Braves  1:05 PDT            Wolf (6-8) – Campillo (3-4)

 

 

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