From the Minors to the Majors

From the Minors to the Majors

For two decades, the years in Pat Murphy’s life looked pretty much the same; recruiting season, college baseball season (which most of the time included postseason) and a brief offseason. 2013? Not so much. The Tucson Padres (and now El Paso Chihauhuas) manager did some globetrotting, managed a successful AAA team and even found some […]

Arizona Daily Star: Having fun translates into wins for Padres

Arizona Daily Star: Having fun translates into wins for Padres

  From Daniel Berk of the Arizona Daily Star:   Tucson Padres: Having fun translates to wins for Padres’ A little more than a week ago, with his team flying from Reno, Nev., to Colorado Springs, Tucson Padres shortstop Dean Anna did what most ballplayers do on an early-morning flight – he took a nap. When […]

Arizona Daily Star: Tucson Padres playing “Murphy Ball”

Arizona Daily Star: Tucson Padres playing “Murphy Ball”

  From Daniel Berk of the Arizona Daily Star:   Tucson Padres: Team is playing ‘Murphy Ball’ Wednesday, it was nearly 30 minutes of practicing bunt defense. One day earlier, it was working on tagging from third base on a fly ball to the outfield. At other times, it’s been extra ground balls, pitchers’ fielding practice […]

Remembering Rick Majerus

Remembering Rick Majerus

Saint Louis will take the NCAA Tournament floor on Thursday as they have all season with blue and white ribbons on their jerseys and the word “Coach” just above their hearts. It’s a symbolic and poignant reminder of the late Rick Majerus, who died December 1 due to heart complications. Where the Billikens go, their […]

New Year and The New Job

New Year and The New Job

Pat Murphy’s job description doesn’t change much with his recent promotion to manager of the AAA Tucson Padres. More importantly to the Murphy household, son Kai (a baseball kid if there ever was one) keeps his “unofficial job.” “He’s a little advanced for being a Bat Boy,” says Murphy, who will have Kai home schooled […]