In the Tucson book of baseball, the Mission Bells begat the Lizards who begat the Cowboys who begat the Toros who begat the Sidewinders who begat the Padres.
On the first day of classes, August 2008, the most geeked-up, anticipated new recruit on Arizona’s campus was probably 7-foot basketball player Jeff Withey. He never played a minute for the Wildcats.
Almost nobody in this town has ever driven to the ballpark lured strictly by the stature and personality of a Pacific Coast League ballplayer.
The Tucson Padres will take the field next month in Toros uniforms.
One day at the start of the Tucson Toros' 1980 season, the team's clubhouse manager ran into then-general manager Jack Donovan's office.
When Mike Feder left the New Orleans Saints over six years ago to move back home to Tucson, he thought he was done working in professional sports on a day-to-day basis.
Tucson GM Mike Feder, left, introduces Pat Murphy. "I was excited to hear that we're going to have a manager that knows how to win," Feder said.
Pat Murphy's phone conversation with Randy Smith lasted less than a minute.
Rodrigo Lopez, who pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2010, has 81 big-league win, fifth most by a Mexican-born pitcher.
The general manager of the Tucson Padres, Mike Feder, obviously loves Triple-A baseball.
The Tucson Padres will return here for the 2013 season. "We kind of expected that in 2013 we'd be back," Padres general manager Mike Feder said at a Monday news conference.
It was the eighth inning of the Tucson Padres' fifth game of the season and manager Terry Kennedy reached down and picked up a foul ball dribbling toward his team's dugout.
They come for the food, the beer, the music, the chance to get the kids out of the house and, on Thursday, to see the full moon hanging over the right-field fence.
Transitioning Kino Stadium back to a baseball field from a soccer field in time for today's spring training game was a stressful and tedious task for Bartos and his groundskeeping crew.