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Petco Park has been converted from a Monster Truck Rally to a duck pond within the last few days.

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Petco Park has been converted from a Monster Truck Rally to a duck pond within the last few days. Unfortunately no, the Padres aren’t staging ship battles like the Romans did with the Colosseum. Twelve hours of rain has caused the field to flood.

Yesterday the truck jumps and dirt mounds were flattened and laser leveled into a bare dirt field. All seemed right with the world.

Earlier today the grounds crew started the process of laying down sod at the ballpark while a continuous and steady rain fell.

The grounds crew couldn’t finish and had to sit out a rain delay as the field eventually flooded.

See the ducks swimming out in center field? To paraphrase Holden Caufield, where will the ducks go when the field drains?

I would have thought the drainage system would have been able to handle something like this, after all we’ve seen many Padres seasons go down the drain here.

There’s no damage yet and the water will eventually go down. As Paul says, it’s not a huge concern.

UPDATE:

Back to laying sod this morning like nothing ever happened.