This post is brought to you by poor recollection. No, not rounding up homeless people, I mean bad memory. At 1PM on Saturday, March 5, there was an event exclusively for Season Ticket Holders at Petco Park known as Field Day. Attendees were allowed to walk on the outfield grass, play catch, use the bathrooms in the clubhouse, take home a square of outfield grass, and watch The Sandlot on the jumbotron. The awful part of all of this: I had no recollection of this event until I saw this post from Dex. It's just the worst.
I thought it was a pretty strange event to put on. Only Pad-Squadders and ticket reps were there because everyone else is out playing moonball in the desert. As we entered the park, I noticed they didn't have the game on the PA system and I thought that was odd, so I was listening through my phone instead. That was until it was about 6-2. I'm not gonna listen to Mah Boys get clubbed by the Cubs, all due apologies to Darren Smith and Jerry Coleman, who were delightful. Also in my defense, Bud Selig was in the booth with them, too, and he's just the worst.
I just now noticed there was something written in the sky. via i51.tinypic.com
A free squishy ball! via i53.tinypic.com
A portable flirt lair. via i56.tinypic.com
Free popcorn! But water and soft drinks were $4.00 & $4.50. via i56.tinypic.com
Look at this nerd taking pictures of grass squares. via i53.tinypic.com
Huge batch of green brownies. via i52.tinypic.com
Movie watchin'. It started with Spanish subtitles on, but for some reason that stopped after about 10 minutes. via i51.tinypic.com
Here's some panoramic shots, click the links for full size:
Now it makes sense why they were letting people walk all over the outfield, cutting it up, and giving it away. It's last year's model!