Weekend Digest: Lincecum's second no-no; A's have lease problems; Padres fire GM

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MLB news from the past week.

Tim Lincecum no-hits Padres…again

Just one year ago, Lincecum no-hit the Padres at Petco Park. This time, he does it front of the home crowd. Only a single walk kept this from being a perfect game. The article mentions that the last pitcher to no-hit the same team twice was over 100 years ago, and that Christy Mathewson is the only other Giants pitcher to no-hit the same team twice.

Board members no-show for crucial A's stadium lease vote

Wednesday, it was reported that the A's had signed a 10-year extension to stay at the Oakland Coliseum. There was supposed to be vote held on Friday to approve the extension, but two members of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority Board of Commissioners were absent, preventing a vote from going through.

Just WTF is going on in Oakland?!


Padres fire GM Josh Byrnes

Under Byrnes, the Padres lost 215 games since he took over in 2011. The team hadn't made any progress, so apparently a change needed to be made. Gaslamp Ball reveals an interview with team president Mike Dee about the Byrnes firing. There's speculation that Kevin Towers could return as GM.

New protective cap debuts

Padres pitcher Alex Torres debuted the new protective cap last Saturday.

Joking aside, Torres said he ordered the cap after a scare in Spring Training this year and that despite how it looks, it didn't feel that bad.

Strasburg, Addison Reed drop smokeless tobacco after Gwynn's death

In the wake of Tony Gwynn's death from salivary gland cancer, Addison Reed then Stephen Strasburg both said they would swear off smokeless tobacco. Like all addictions, it can be a tough habit to break. Let's hope they can stay away from it. Personally, I've never found the appeal of dip, snuff, etc.; it just sounds disgusting.

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