Your neighborhood pals at Padres Public recently met up to witness a contest of baseball skills between two squadrons in the high-A Pacific Coast League.
The Storm of Lake Elsinore challenged the Lancaster JetHawks, affiliates of the Houston Astros.
We arrived at a party deck full of sausage ready to eat, and proceeded to stuff our faces throughout the night. We met a new friend, Kristina (with a K) pictured below. She was welcoming, and provided cool libations for some and sugary, goofy named deserts for others. If you’re reading this, Kristina with a K, know that everything we told you about our millions of adoring fans and impressive athletic abilities is true and definitely not a lie.
We also took the opportunity to congratulate ourselves and our hard work on the Padres’ victory in the #VedderCup. We yelled, cheered, and drank sweet beer-tasting nectar from the cup’s bountiful goodness. You may have an opportunity to witness this historic moment a little later. Just be sure to ignore the awkward part of the video when I take a sip and don’t know what to do next, then try handing it off to Geoff Young who informs me the Vedder Cup celebration will only continue AFTER the National Anthem.
Also I think there was some sort of baseball contest going on. We swooned and felt a little tingly inside when Austin Hedges was at the plate, and on defense when he gave instructions to the infield like the man in charge he is. We were also sure to pay attention every time Travis Jankowski got on base. He runs the bases a lot like a crazy person, but faster. After singling and stealing second in the third inning, he got caught in a rundown trying to steal third. He later temporarily stole his 45th (would now total 46 on the year) but was called back on a foul tip.
It was nice spending time with the group and their adorable families (unfortunately not pictured, all you get are photos of Rick and I. Sorry about that). Unable to attend the event were Mike from Padres Trail, Nate from Vocal Minority, Jeff from Padres Prospects, Ray from Sacrifice Bunt, and Beau from RJ’s Fro, although they will live forever in our hearts.
All in all, #PPSausageFest was a raging good time. Thanks to the Lake Elsinore Storm crew for tolerating us and being so friendly.