As the front office turns

Fact: The front offices of every NL West team (except maybe the Giants) have had some sort of soap opera action this season. Now it’s just getting incestuous with the Padres and Diamondbacks.

Former Padres GM Kevin Towers was hired by Arizona, the team that used to be part-owned by now-Padres owner Jeff Moorad, who let Towers go. Now the question is, who will Towers bring over from the Padres? Also, A.J. Hinch, who was recently fired as Arizona’s manager, got hired by the Padres as the VP of professional scouting.

The Dodgers are tied up in an ugly divorce. Joe Torre is quitting. James Loney called out his own team… and then they still came out and looked disinterested against the Padres last night. Yuck.

The Rockies are pulling their annual “it’s September… let’s turn it on.” Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are good. Meanwhile, the Giants are already making humidor-related excuses for why they’re going to lose in Denver this weekend. Yikes.

On a much more important note, I called my mom the other night after work. She was totally disgusted by Dancing With the Stars. Apparently “some guy from that New Jersey show” showed his abs “because that’s his thing,” then his dance partner (the mom from “The Brady Bunch”) did the same thing. Gross. Meanwhile, David Hasselhoff was the first person voted off. Which takes a ton of credibility away from the show.

On the reading front, I just got my library card in the mail. My first check-out was a book about writing HTML code. So get ready for some sweet improvements on the TinCaps’ website.

Finally, Bill Simmons has been on PTI over the last two days. It’s been outstanding.

And now, musical guest… For the second straight post, OK Go!

I’m heading out of town for the weekend, so have a good one!

Take care,

DW

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