Last week was a grind as the Drive was on the road in Peoria/Phoenix, but it was definitely worth it. A chance to ckeck in with Headley/ Quinton/ Gyorko among others was a great opportunity to get serious about our Padres coverage. And their truly isn't a better manager to chat with than Bud Black. He's well spoken, kind, and a great baseball man. I only wish he'd have better rosters.

Thanks again to BMW of El Cajon for the vehicle they loaned us. If you thought I didn't take a cheesy photo in a 650I..... Your'e wrong.