Petco Park and Padres
Some people enjoy theme parks where they can ride extreme roller coasters. Others like city parks where they can sit back and relax, play catch, or have a family party. But my favorite is the ballpark of America’s pastime.
Whenever I go to Petco Park, the beautiful surroundings are just as exciting as the game itself. From the parking lot, I see the huge stadium looming against the sky and banners of the players beckoning me toward the tall, metal entrance gates. Before the game, I go down near by Padres dugout area to get as many autographs as possible. I don’t mind stretching my arm for a minute to get souvenirs. As I move into the concession area, the smell of hotdogs and other delicious food fill my nostrils. I hear the muffled chatter of fans, whether they are Padres fans or not. About thirty minutes before the game is when I have ton of fun already. This is the time when I get one-on-one talk with a player I adore. This really sets the mood throughout the game and I get more anxious to watch a victory for the Padres with my two eyes.
From my seat, I see the ballplayers spread out onto the field and run to their respective positions. As the stadium fills and the game starts, I can feel an excited tension swirl inside me as I join rest of Friar Faithful. I scream the name of my favorite player and cheer on rest of my boys from first inning to ninth inning, and maybe even extras.
Whether the Padres win or lose on the games I go to, I always end up having a good time. Petco thrills me everytime I go. This is my second house and it will remain as one for a very long time. I only live 20 minutes away from Petco so I can practically can go to this ballpark anytime I want. But couple of years later, I want to move very close to Petco (Like a 5-minute walk.) and work at this place as part of the Pad Squad. It will be a great pleasure working at Petco, interacting with Padres fans, stepping on the field as my job, and much more.
Baseball is on its way and I can hardly wait. Before opening day or even spring training, I must make a trip to Petco Park as my birthday gift. Fan Fest is approaching and it will be very exciting to see my boys again. I can only imagine what the Padres will bring to the fans this upcoming season will be wonderful. Going to the Fan Fest will be excellent to start off as a pre-season. Spring training will be when I can finally smell the fresh cut grass and sound of baseballs and bats. Here’s to a better, brighter season for the San DIego Padres.
Petco Park will open in 38 days on February 13th.
On the side note, I miss my dear rookies with their backpacks.
They’re all so adorable. More to come!