Opening Day in Pictures and Words

Got downtown at like 2pm and already there was no parking. I found the last spot waaay out in the hood. I pride myself on not paying for parking but was just about to give up when I saw the space. Plus I feel like walking with nomadic herds of homeless people makes me look good in comparison.

Once inside there was definitely a feeling of electricity. Before the game they said they still had 2000 seats left but you could tell that it was going to be a huge crowd and somehow it was the biggest crowd ever at Petco Park.

Ran into a bunch of old friends, some who wanted to talk to me and some who didn't, it was great.

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As the festivities started the SDSU Marching band formed the number 40 in center field to celebrate the Padres 40th anniversary.

 

 

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KA-POW!  Fireworks blast as they announce the Padres Opening Day Line up.

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Then come the streamers.

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The Padres starters entered the field through the stands.

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Andre runs along side the cars around the entire outfield.  Give PSA a ride.

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Tony the Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ollie Brown and Dave Winfield threw out the first pitch.

It was a fun game all in all.  It was just good to be watching baseball in front of a large crowd who was really behind the team.  I haven't been to a game like that since... well it's been sometime.

 

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