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Johnny Baseball? Not Quite.

The Padres have said they never would have wasted a substantial pick on Johnny Manziel, who's sure to never set foot on a baseball diamond. But the team's not in much of a position to be tossing aside opportunities to improve.

A Sea Change for Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski on how partnering with the Padres has raised his company's local profile, the push to label genetically modified foods, and why Americans are eating less seafood.