The Morning Friar - 4/21/11

Castro, one of the San Diego Padres’ top prospects, is keeping his 6-foot-5-inch body more under control while pitching, allowing him to repeat his delivery and keep his fastball down.

We’ve looked at the 1970s and the 1980s. Let’s move to the 1990s, a decade which saw the Padres return to the World Series and Tony Gwynn capture four more batting titles.

SAN DIEGO — The Padres announced Wednesday a partnership with the Carlsbad-based TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company, a unique enterprise that will be visibly present when the team begins a series against the Phillies on Thursday.

LONG BEACH — Tony Gwynn couldn’t smile. The idea that the Hall of Fame outfielder who spent 20 years in a San Diego Padres uniform needed smile therapy was like saying the eight-time batting champion couldn’t slap a single between short and third.

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