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Daily Friar 3.18.12 

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For those that were able to see the broadcast last night, I hope that you enjoyed the game. The Padres beat the Royals in fairly fine fashion (2014 World Series?). The broadcast looked a lot more polished than the channel 4 games we have been used to seeing, and ultimately I thought it was really well done. One thing Fox does well is bringing a third or even fourth person in to give us more insight into the game. So in addition to Mark Grant and Dick Enberg in the booth we had Leila Rahimi out talking to players. It was really well done. Also Mike Pomeranz and Mark Sweeney did great with the pre and post game shows. I for one can’t wait to see more broadcasts as well as a full lineup on FSSD. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Alonso busts loose as Padres beat Royals – Padres.com
“The Padres jumped out to a five-run lead in the first frame, batting around the order with five hits and a hit batsman. Yonder Alonso belted a three-run double off the fence in right, and Jonathan Galvez drove a two-run homer onto the left-field berm to cap the early scoring.”

Carlos Quentin opts for knee surgery – Chicken Friars
“Yesterday the Padres and Carlos Quentin decided to go ahead with arthroscopic right knee surgery. The injury happened early in spring and has continued to swell. The team expect Quentin to be out 4-6 weeks.”

Padres start fast in Fox TV debut – Union Tribune
“Fox Sports San Diego

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About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.