10/31 Hoyer, McLeod to be introduced Tuesday

On Tuesday, GM Jed Hoyer and scouting and player development director Jason McLeod will be introduced at Wrigley Field. In a Q&A Monday in sportswriter Tom Krasovic’s blog, “Inside the Padres,” McLeod talks about charting pitches when he was young and watching the Cubs play the Padres:

Q: Tell us about 1984, when the Padres and Cubs met in the League Championship Series?

McLeod: I was living in Yuma. My dad was stationed there, a career Marine. I was 12 years old. And for whatever reason, I got into charting pitches. I remember lying on my living room floor with a legal-sized lined notepad, and I would write down every pitch the Padres threw. I do remember going crazy, I’m going bananas when Garvey hit the bomb. My mom was a huge Padres fan, and I’m high-fiving my mom. Then came the World Series, and it was 1-1 going to Detroit. I actually had the 12-year-old naivete to think we could sweep the Tigers in Detroit.

Q: You and Theo Epstein were in a rock band in Boston. Will it be reunited in Chicago?

A: That remains to be seen. You’ve got to try to set a good example first. Theo actually plays music. I hack it up when I hop on the guitar. I’m sure we’ve got a lot of long hours in the next few months. The offices in Wrigley Field are extremely small when you compare them to San Diego and Fenway. There’s not as much room to goof around. But I’m sure we’ll find some time.

— Carrie Muskat

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