PSA from PSA

PSA from PSA are Public Service Announcements from Pad Squad Andre. PSA keeps Gaslamp Ballers informed of happenings that we should know about if we are to spend more time with Pad Squad Andre.-Dex

“There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.”


A day off is a good day for a PSA update.

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Pad Squad. Not only are we taking the time to do interviews, unlike Tom Brady, we are also doing all we can to reach out to Padres fans.

Some of these events have been the Chula Vista Little League Celebration at Southwestern College, Jr. Padres Field Day, and Chris & Liz Young Back-to-School Event. The Young’s event was very exciting. Over 125 disadvantaged students attended this special event at the Mission Valley Target store, where they distributed backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies. The students also got to shop for back-to-school outfits with Padres players and front office employees. This was the third year the Young family put on this event, and each year it gets better and better.

It seemed like the games from this last homestand also seemed to get better and better. Knowing the Rockies were coming to town meant that the Padres were destined for exciting finishes and extra innings. I think fans pack a little extra food to bring into Petco on games that we play the Rockies. Just in case we go 22 again.

What I enjoy most about this young Padres team is that you can tell that they are having fun out there. And a think a lot of that attitude is rubbing off on the fans. All homestand fans were very excited to be at the ballpark. We had a lot of birthdays and anniversaries and even a couple of engagements including one of our own, Pad Squad Rachel. And as many of you know, she said yes.

On Sunday game, I got the unique opportunity to shag balls in the outfield during the Long Ball Bombers Finals. If you know me well, you know that I bring my glove to the ballpark every day just hoping for someone to tell me to go to the outfield to play. And Sunday, I got the call up. I loved every minute of it. I missed a couple of them, but in the end I think I did pretty well. My family had come down that day to celebrate my birthday, and at one point my son kept asking my sister, “Where will my dad hit in the lineup?” Oh the imagination of a six year old.

Yesterday’s day game was also very exciting. Many of the Padres fans seem to enjoy the speed element of this ballclub. For the fans who have not seen him in person, Luis Durango’s speed is something every Padres fan must see before the end of the year. The way that Durango used his super speed to get on base yesterday was awesome to watch in person. In the ninth inning of the game, I got the chance to ring the rally bell. Then guess what happened. The Padres rallied. Now, I am not one for superstition, but maybe we should add rally bell ringer to my responsibilities.

Anyway, that is a quick update of the happenings of PSA.

By the way, this Saturday night will be movie night at Park @ the Park. Pad Squad will be there, so we hope to see all of you out there.

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