Spring News

 
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There it is: Jake Peavy’s new tattoo! It’s a tribute to his American Indian heritage; he has Creek and Cherokee blood. The tattoo is a phrase, “Hoka Hey”, which means “live life to the fullest”, as well as feathers. Very interesting…

greg coach.jpgGreg Maddux was in the Padres’ camp for the first time as an instructor yesterday. It’s so funny, beacause he really looks like he belongs there. It hardly seems like he went to the Dodgers at all! I am so glad he is back with the Padres. It was really sad last year when he wasn’t able to get his 351st win for months and months. That was terrible! Then we finally shed him, and he went to a winning team. But he had a great time here in San Diego, and the guys definitely benefitted from him. It is so great that they can get that teaching again from the “professor”.

Today is the Padres’ first official team workout. So exciting! We signed outfielder Emil Brown a few days ago. That is very strange, but I think they know what they are doing. Edgar Gonzalez might not be playing in the World Baseball Classic. Scott Hairston will be playing in the WBC for the Mexico team. To look at him, you would not think he was Mexican! He’s not, but his mom was, so…
 

Baseball is almost here! I can’t wait…it’s been way too long :)

Don’t forget to keep supporting Jack Box…Hang in there Jack

GO PADRES!!

(photo credits: the Union Tribune, padres.com)

16 Comments

I’m surprised Maddux is back in baseball already. He could have gotten payed to be an instructor while he was still playing.
http://metsmainman.mlblogs.com

I like the new tat! Thanks for the pic! I will keep Jack in my thoughts.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I’m a little Cherokee too.

Bob, http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com/

Peavy definately summons a spirit when he takes the mound sometimes. The guys seems possessed putting up gooseeggs on the board!
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I love Jake’s new tatoo! And I’m really gald to see the professor. It will be very exciting for us to see what will our Padres do during spring training and regular season. I will support Jack as well :) By the way, if you have a facebook, I would love to be your friend!
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Kaybee,
That’s really cool that Jake Peavy is of American Indian descent, nice to see him representing it as well. Also, it’s great to have Maddux in your organization. That can never hurt.
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

I love tattoos. :) Having Maddux around will be great for your pitchers. Now I’ll DEFINITELY have to hit up some Padres games. Gotta see how good he is as an instructor!
Jen
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Interesting tattoo. I have been designing a tattoo with some native american considerations although I have no indian blood but I respect so much of their culture(s) That’s great Maddux is coaching too. What an asset to have.
Tom
http://rockymountainway.mlblogs.com

How cool is it that you guys have Greg Maddux as a special instructor for Spring Training. You never know, but by May he might be missing baseball and working out again and come on as a set-up guy.

Seriously, just to have a guy of that caliber out there with the minor leaguer’s on a different level than a player has to be a great sight to see this Spring.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

MET’s MAIN MAN, I don’t know why he’s back in baseball so soon, but I am very glad he is!

JULIA, thank you so much. I know Jack’s family appreciates it.

BOB, that’s cool!

HOMER, what a great description! And it’s pretty true, too…

HYUN YOUNG, it will definitely be great to have Maddux here! Very exciting…

ELIZABETH, it’s a really great thing that Maddux is with us!

JEN, definitely! He will be so great for our pitchers…

TOM, cool! Seriously, I don’t think we really realize how great Maddog will be for the pitchers.

RAYS RENAGADE, well, the Padres had asked him to be a player/coach earlier in the offseason, but it’s great to just have him as a coach.

EVERYONE, I have been fighting a cold all week after getting back from the mountains; I’ve had a fever since Wednesday night. I don’t think I’ve ever fought a fever for this long, cause I’m usually a really fast healer. But I’m just feeling completely miserable today. I’m really sick of sleeping, too :) Hopefully I’ll be better soon…

Hope you feel better, and I can’t wait for baseball to start too.

Johnny
MLB in the eyes of a 13 year old

Feel better. Colds suck.
That sure is a nice phrase Peavy has on his arm!
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I think that in the future, Maddux could be a really good pitching coach. He could teach pitchers that they could win games with other pitches rather than just trying to dominate with power pitches.
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Cool tattoo! Thanks for stopping by Kaybee. We miss Maddux here, too. :-)

It was pretty neat to see my blog as the featured blog today … I even did a screen grab. haha

Have a good weekend!
Tiff
http://tiffanihillpatterson.mlblogs.com

Peavy is stylin’, like Hamilton

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Hope you are feeling better!!!

PLC!

Mark/MLB.com
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