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The Tucson Padres return home Wednesday, August 21 for a nine-game homestand, the final nine Triple-A games in Tucson. The first five games are against Tacoma (Mariners affiliate) and their prospect-filled starting rotation, including Taijuan Walker. The last four games are against Reno (Diamondbacks affiliate), the franchise that used to call Kino Stadium home as the Sidewinders. It was believed when the team moved to Reno following the 2008 season that Triple-A baseball was gone forever. Three years later the Tucson Padres and Triple-A baseball returned for the 2011 season. Tucson Padres General Manager Mike Feder said “you can never say never as far as Triple-A baseball returning to the Old Pueblo, but this is goodbye for now.”
Tucson Padres Game Summary
Tucson Padres Game Summary
The San Diego Padres and Tucson Padres have announced a new manager with strong Arizona ties. Pat Murphy, who for 15 seasons was the Arizona State University baseball coach, is the new manager of the Tucson Padres. Murphy managed the Padres Short-Season affiliate in Eugene, Oregon each of the past two seasons, posting the Northwest League’s best overall record in both 2011 and 2012.
In preparations for their first season, the Tucson Padres, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, have announced their front office staff. Baseball front office veterans, new additions and former athletes have joined the roster.
After a two-year hiatus, Minor League baseball is scheduled to make a return to Tucson in 2011.
After a two-year hiatus, AAA baseball is scheduled to make a return to Tucson.
Each year, high school rivalries take a back seat to community cooperation, when three high schools work together to present Project Graduation at Amphitheater, Canyon Del Oro, and Ironwood Ridge.
Saturday, July 3
A greater Tucson Majors baseball team has claimed a national tournament championship in Omaha, Neb.
Sign-ups this Saturday for OV junior golf
Celebrities are lined up to model clothing in "Passion for Fashion," the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance fund-raiser this Saturday, June 5.
Tickets remain available for "Passion for Fashion," the annual Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance fundraiser on Saturday, June 5, in the lush lower courtyard of La Encantada shopping center.
"It ain't over until it's over.”
Buffelgrass to be killed at Picture Rocks
Pinal sheriff is setting up an Explorers post
Major League Baseball played its mid-summer classic, the All-Star Game, in baseball-crazed St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Baseball and Tucson haven't exactly fit together well in the past few months.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Tom Wilhelmsen warms up between innings at the Toros' exhibition game last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Tuffy the Toro dances for the crowd atop the dugout during last week's Thirsty Thursday Lucha Libre exhibition game. More than 5,000 people came out to see the Tucson Toros and a mixture of painted faces, wrestling and umpires wearing microphones.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Tucson Toros Pitcher Lorenzo Barcelo, above, puts on a serious face after fashioning a mustache from medical tape.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Part of the attraction to Lucha Libre night at the Tucson Toros last Thursday was a little-person umpire along with wrestling between innings.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Usually on Thirsty Thursday nights, when beers and sodas cost $1, there is a steady flow of people to and from the bleachers to the lines at the concession stands.