Friday, February 15, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Its here!!! Spring Training People!

The first game of this spring training season will begin in:

11 DAYS 12 HRS 44 MIN 18 SEC
from now..
The big deal so far is of course..the Dodgers new manager..Joe Torre. With the ball and chain being a ferocious Dodger dog..I have to hear about this ad-naseum. I hate the Dodgers by the way, with every fiber of my being. When the Dodgers and Padres play each other..we are at opposite ends of the house.

Once again..My Padres are starting the season thin in the pitching department..and a big-assed hole in the outfield...from Scotty's take on my home team:
Bud Black, not comedian Bill Murray, is managing this club, but nevertheless, it will be Groundhog's Day in Peoria again this spring. Stop us if you've heard this one: The Padres are loaded with pitching but lacking in sticks. Currently, the outfield lines up like this: Brian Giles, recovering from microfracture surgery in his knee, in right field; past-his-prime and brittle Jim Edmonds in center; and a big hole in left. Rookie Chase Headley, moved from the infield to be given a chance in left, perhaps? Right now, Scott Hairston is the clubhouse leader. Tadahito Iguchi will be an upgrade over Marcus Giles at second. Kevin Kouzmanoff will start much better at the plate this year than last. Still, Cy Young winner Jake Peavy, ageless Greg Maddux and Chris Young will have to pitch lights out. Two spring projects to watch: Rehabbing right-handers Randy Wolf and Mark Prior, each of whom could have a strong impact in Petco Park.- Of course they can have a strong impact..and I am sleeping every night with Brad Pitt too ya freak.

General manager Kevin Towers is adroit at bringing in damaged or declining players on one-year, incentive-laden deals that give them a chance to restart their careers.

Restarting their careers, how about buying old broken-down players all the while praying to GOD they will rise like a phoenix and give em one last decent year? Give me an effin break dude..Towers is an idiot..plain and simple...I can't stand KT and I think he has something very damaging on the owner John Moores or his ass would of been gone years ago.

And for the love of everything holy..we have the roomiest damn outfield in the NL..yet we have ZERO long ball hitters? WTF? Does this fact elude Moores, Towers and everyone else in the front office?

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