Sometimes it’s tough to be a Padres fan. After Monday night’s game, which had a rain delay in the 8th inning despite the home team Colorado Rockies being up by 7 runs, I started thinking about strange things that have happened at Padres games I’ve been to or watched.
The idea started out as a list with a possible poll included. Then I realized that a list with only a couple of things on it wasn’t really a list. And an even worse poll.
So, here’s the weirdest Padres games I’ve witnessed, either on TV or in person. Or both, in the case of the first one, technically.
There is a lonely, desolate place located inside the confines of Petco Park.
It’s an historic place.
When Petco Park was designed, there were two old buildings right smack dab in the middle of the ballpark’s footprint. And, because they were both designated historic landmarks, they couldn’t be demolished.
But something needed to be done with the Western Metal Supply Company and the Showley Brothers Candy Company factory buildings.
The question was, what to do?
One answer was to make the Western Metal Supply Company building an integral part of the ballpark, making one corner of the building the left field foul pole. That required constructing a whole new building inside to reinforce the 100 year old structure and bring it up to code, while still leaving the exterior looking much the same.
Here at Padres Public, we welcome just about anyone to submit ideas for Guest Posts (See what I did there in the title?). Media types. Other Padres bloggers.
Even San Francisco Giants fans.
My brother, Mark (@BigBaldMark) — who clearly is a much better writer than I am — is the latest to join our list of guest writers. He has his own blog, BigBaldMark’s BigBaldWorld, where he writes about whatever strikes his fancy. Sometimes it’s the Giants. Sometimes it’s Disney.
I had a little fun with Photoshop today. I saw the first pic last week and couldn’t get over the designer “murse” Kemp was sporting as he was acting like a child after the controversial game (which, by the way, I was at and had a nice view from the upper deck first baseline as Quentin destroyed Grienke’s collarbone – it was awesome). Too bad #ThugLife Kemp couldn’t back up his words this week. The Padres always seem to bring their “A” game against the Duds. This inspired my next Photoshop piece of art. Stay thirsty my friends…