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While we all know the San Diego Padres are commonly referred to as the Friars (having resided on Friars Rd until the 2004 season), what is a Mad Friar?

Mad is described in the dictionary as, "Feeling or showing strong liking or enthusiasm."

Friar is not only a nickname for the team, but describes someone with strong beliefs, and in this case beliefs in the San Diego Padres, or Mad about the Friars, aka, focuses on the action no one talks about, specifically the Padres' minor league system. The tireless work put in by the staff has earned accolades and a weekly segment on The Mighty 1090, the flagship station for San Diego Padres baseball. Senior Writer John Conniff routinely appears with host Ernie Martinez on the Padres pre-game show. is an independent source of San Diego Padres news, 365 days a year. No day is spared coverage as Major and Minor League Baseball has become a year round business. From the season to the draft, Arizona Fall League to the preseason, Portland to Peoria, and everything between the foul lines, our writers are there in the thick of the news and giving it to you straight, as a fan would want it.

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