It was a drive Bud Black made countless times, the trek from his Rancho Santa Fe residence to Petco Park.
Padres manager Andy Green told us there would be days like this.
Dumping on the rebuilding Padres is easy as 1-2-3.
Think globally, act locally and just what does that have to do with baseball?
The votes were in, the numbers tabulated and a surprising choice came out on top.
The National League Manger of the Year Award ballot sits on my desk — but not for long.