Just reading about the Padres 2010 schedule and I saw this comment: I also saw that SDPads_1 doesn't like the change. Meanwhile, I've gotta say that I love the idea of a 5:35 start time. As someone with a family that includes a young child, a 5:35 PM start time means that I actually have an outside chance of watching a whole game at the ballpark without ruining a bedtime for the kid. Also, in terms of free parking, it's much much easier to find free parking downtown at 5:00PM than it is at 6:30PM. Also, also, as a temporary East Coaster, being able to watch home games without staying up past midnight must seem like a godsend. And finally, if I were in the mood to do something after the game, there's a good amount of evening left over including a late dinner if one were so inclined.