Our own Scott Lewis caught this exchange during an early season, in which the Padres TV announcers compared the 2013 San Diego Padres to the Titanic after it had struck the iceberg. I’m not certain if this says more about the team or the announcers, but I do know that Time Warner Cable customers aren’t missing much by not being able to see the Padres this year … unless watching the Titanic sink is something that they would want to do.

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San Diego Padres:

• The bad news is that the Padres are off to a terrible 2-6 start to the season and are struggling to score runs without Chase Headley in the lineup. The good news is that Headley could start his rehab assignment for a broken thumb as early as this weekend.

• For one night, as if the players were showing their appreciation for the outfield fences being moved in, the offense went crazy and the Padres beat the Dodgers 9-3 in San Diego’s 2013 home opener.

• First baseman Yonder Alonso, not exactly known for being particularly small or fleet of foot, ended up playing first base, second base, third base and second base again in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Dodgers. But as Manager Bud Black explained, the moves were not unexpected.

San Diego Chargers:

• Jeff from Bolts from the Blue examined the lineage of Head Coach Mike McCoy and Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to help predict what the 2013 San Diego Chargers offense might look like.

• The Chargers have been keeping track of mock drafts each week, and this week’s shows just how little the pundits know. In 12 different mock drafts, eight different players chosen as the predicted selection by the Chargers with their 11th overall pick.

• In the category of “things that are news only because it’s April,” the Chargers signed three free agents who probably won’t make the 2013 roster.

Stories You May Have Missed:

• Voice contributor Beau Lynott found a silver lining for the San Diego sports fan in the potential sale of the Sacramento Kings.

• For the second consecutive year, an unknown rookie has become the star of New York City. Chris Copeland, a 29-year-old who struggled in college and in Europe, has a story even better than Jeremy Lin’s.

This excellent Deadspin article gives fans a perspective they’ve never seen before: that of an NCAA basketball referee.

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I’m John Gennaro, contributor to Active Voice and managing editor of Bolts from the Blue. You can tweet me @jmglion or e-mail me directly at boltsfromtheblue@gmail.com.

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I'm John Gennaro, contributor to Active Voice and managing editor of Bolts from the Blue. You can tweet me @john_gennaro or email me directly at boltsfromtheblue@gmail.com.

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