Two things from the UT this fine Easter morning:
First, Michael Kinsman profiles Petco Park's coming year.
What's good is they're realizing that going to the ballpark needs to be an interactive experience for people to keep coming.
"The hot dog may sound like a weird issue because people don't go to a baseball game because of the hot dogs," Overton said. "But when you're at the park, a good hot dog may help make it a better experience."
[editor's note, by Dex] OK. I just re-read this and it's angry and unconstructive. So here's a constructive way for these organizations to actually earn money for their organization without impeding the timely arrival of my hot dog. You give the organization a stand of their own. This will be the only stand where you can by peanuts and Crackerjack. Then you advertise which organizations are supplying you with peanuts and Crackerjack. People who love peanuts and Crackerjack and/or want to support the organization will spend the extra time in line. To be perfectly honest, I'm not even sure what organizations we're talking about. I'm sure there are plenty of decent organizations that I shouldn't be insulting, but if it's something like Grossmont High J.V. cheer and it's taking forever, then I don't apologize. (I went to Monte Vista.)
The second item is this headline: Mayday: Padres call for mound help . I'm apparently real good at thinking up the painfully obvious puns. To his credit, Brian Hiro opted to go with something more subtle: May loses the spring in his step.
That's why I like Brian Hiro just a little more than Tom Krasovic.