Belated Spring Training Trip FanPost

So, I got real lazy about putting up a FanPost for my annual Spring Training trip. I probably would have put it off forever, but when I was updating the wiki I noticed a really old quote from [[Dex]] talking about how much he loved seeing pics like this. Also, with so many other people going on similar trips recent there was a constant reminder of my laziness.

Basically, because I go with a large group with a fans of many different teams I go to at most only 1 or 2 Padres games. This year it was just the one, but as always I checked out the practice fields first. Here's a tease from batting practice. More after the jump.


Another important reason for this post is to document Savior's beard. He shaved it off by the end of the weekend, so a lot of you probably missed it.


Eckstein gives us a scrappy smile


Adrian stares off into space.


Shrek is keeps an eye for anybody coming at his brother's backside.


Obligatory Allen Dykstra pic. I know he's sort of a bust, but he went to my high school.


Onto the game. CY looks as awkward and ridiculous as ever.


Savior gives one a ride.


Blanks cranks out an extra base hit.


Shrek swing at the ball and holding onto his bat. Unfortunately the one where he lost his bat and his brother teased him about it was not captured.


Heath Bell doing his homage to Rod Beck.


We visit the Salty Senorita in order to kill some time during rush hour.



The next day we went to Scottsdale to see the Giants and the Rockies. Before the game, Cal Ripken was there signing autographs for reasons unknown.


He chatted with Will Clark for a bit. My aunt, who is a Giants fan going back to their New York days, passed up Cal for Will's autograph.


There was also an incident at this game where a sizable parade (2 dozen or so) of Dodger fans walked through the concourse. This did not please the Giants fans very much.



This FanPost was written by a member of the Gaslamp Ball community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Gaslamp Ball managers or SB Nation.

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