Outfielder Rico Coleman played in the Padres organization in 1989 and 1990. In 162 games he hit .214 with 1 HR, 40 RBI and 28 SB. A fuller account of his career can be found at The Greatest 21 Days.
The first Dog's Ear t-shirt shop was opened in Vancouver, BC in 1974. It was founded by Butts Giraud, a former CFL defensive tackle, professional wrestler, and four-time World Bellyflop and Cannonball Diving champion. There are still eight Dog's Ear stores throughout British Columbia, although they no longer have US stores.