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Where Go the Boats?
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating--
Where will all come home?

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill.

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore.

Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite authors. This poem of his always reminds me of long, fun summer days.

It has been nice to see many of you at the ballpark over the weekend. Gaslamp Ball has had a very nice presence all year, but it seemed like everyone came out this weekend. And what an exciting weekend to be out at the ballpark.

It was great to have all the Cub Scouts at the game on Friday night. The Padres have had a Scout Night for many years, offering discount tickets and a commemorative patch for those attending the ballgame. This year, they invited the youngsters to bring their sleeping bags, too. Jbox beat me to the punch and you can read more about the excitement on his post. Scouts are known for their resilient spirit, and the Padres took after their example and had a great comeback win. Friday night also marked the return of Friar Race, which if you have not seen them yet, are hilarious.

The talk around Petco for most of this weekend was about trades and the return of a Hall of Famer. Newly acquired Clayton Richard made his first start on Saturday night. I mentioned to a couple people how nice it is see a good left hander on the mound for the Padres. When Young comes back in the next few weeks, it will be nice to run Young and Richards out back to back. I love baseball players who did two sports in college. Both Young and Richards were two sports stars in college along with outfielder Will Venable.

This weekend also marked the return of Fiesta Con Los Padres. If you have not attended this event yet, be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year. There are always great food and giveaways.

There is a full week of home games left in this homestand. The Braves and the Mets come into town, which will make it very exciting. This weekend will be Hall of Fame weekend at Petco. Fans will get to see a HOF tribute for Dick Williams and Rickey Henderson. I was very impressed with Rickey Hall of Fame speech, and will be excited for the Padres salute to Rickey’s amazing career.

Hope to see you all at Petco this week, and if you see me please say hello.

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