There’s been a common phrase that’s been thrown around frequently both by the local and national media when discussing Bud Black’s tenure with the San Diego Padres. “He doesn’t have the horses,” is what they say, meaning he doesn’t have the necessary talent to succeed. And for most part that notion’s been true.
Hired in 2007 after longtime manager Bruce...
Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today looks back at player #28: Buddy Black.
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black turned the corner to meet the press on the first day of spring training and was taken aback at the throng of reporters waiting.
"What are we, the Yankees?" Black asked.
No, but they're no longer the anonymous Padres, the light-hitting, star-less team planted near the bottom of the NL West.
Thanks to first-year general manager A.J. Preller's wild...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- In the span of 15 minutes Friday, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black successfully converted yards into feet to answer a reporter's question, made references to three sports and casually mentioned -- correctly -- that Khalil Green had 97 RBIs on his first San Diego team in 2007.
"He's a good communicator, a good people person," pitcher Ian Kennedy said. "He remembers...
Arguably the worst year in San Diego Padres history ended with an eighth straight season out of the playoffs and manager Bud Black still employed.
Now it's new general manager A.J. Preller's turn to start putting his stamp on a team that has good pitching, is in desperate need of impact bats and continues to struggle early in the season and then plays well when it's too late to...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014
Bud Black was sporting quite the shiner during the San Diego Padres’ last few games. A few fans noticed that Black’s right eye was swollen and discolored and they tweeted the photos. @PadresCentral What happened to Bud Black's eye? Did he take a ball of his face in BP today? pic.twitter.com/Q0Lq9kdozX — dave perek (@daveperek) […]
In the seventh inning last night, after surrendering a 2-0 lead, Bud Black sent Tommy Medica to the plate. The bases were empty, and Medica was hitting for Jace Peterson. Medica struck out.
Medica is not a second baseman, so Black brought Alexi Amarista on to man the bag. With Nick Vincent having imploded, Dale Thayer entered the game at the same time to pitch.
Seems like a classic...
The fans of San Diego deserve something more than a few nice guys that don’t mind losing. Despite all the ass-kissing that goes on between local media and Padres manager Bud Black one thing remains… He’s not getting the job done. This isn’t a post about how great Buddy is, or how all the losing isn’t his fault, or how the front office can’t bring in talent, or how he...
Let’s get this out of the way: The Padres aren’t firing Bud Black.
First, they (unnecessarily) exercised the club options on his contract for 2014 and 2015. He’s safe through at least this season. You’re excited, I can tell. Second, there’s no obvious replacement already on the coaching staff. Third, that’s baseball.
With that said, let’s have some fun with hypotheticals...