Debuting months before the historic 1969 moon landing, the San Diego Padres have since enchanted fans with stellar hurls and homers that rocket into the clouds. Fans can catch the game from field-box or right-field lower-reserved seats at the last three games of the regular season, witnessing cunning base larceny and outfielders catching pop flies in butterfly nets. Center fielder Cameron Maybin has trampled more dirt than a cowboy whose boot is on fire, swiping 35 bases while maintaining a .271 batting average after 468 at-bats. Mat Latos has perched atop the pitching stats, where his massive wings have fanned 159 batters over 171.2 innings pitched.
Holding up to 42,445 fans, PETCO Park generates thunderous applause when the Padres score and massive gales if everyone sneezes at once. A natural-grass surface keeps the field cool on hot days, preventing it from hurling earthworms at the outfielders.