I arrived at Petco Park early on Saturday to ensure that I was one of the first 25,000 in attendance and would receive a beach towel. Upon entering I saw large group of fans all wearing the same bright yellow shirt. I too was wearing a yellow shirt, though mine was the SU2C Standiego Shirt.
The group hovered around me and people gave me smiles as if I was one of them, because the shirts looked so similar. I watched as park security started to lead them into VIP entrance. I briefly considered attaching myself to the group and following them into the bowels of Petco Park, then I hesitated... I'm such a chicken.
It wasn't until later that I realized how badly I screwed up, because the entire group of yellow shirts were on the field. They were a choir singing the National Anthem. I was kicking myself. If only I wasn't such a little scaredy cat I could have joined them and had a great story to tell. I guess there's also the possibility that I would have been caught and thrown into the Park's dungeon. Either way it would have made a much better blog post than this one.