Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paradise at Petco Park?!?!

This past weekend, the extended DeShields clan bore witness to the Amazin' Replace-Mets battling against the cellar-dwelling Padres. It mostly felt like baseball's answer to a WWE "dark match" - the opening act featuring lower palookas which they don't bother televising. In fact, an hour of SportsCenter wasn't enough time to include even 20 seconds of this game.

Amidst the ELEVEN Mets singles, I discovered something magical in the clean San Diego air. I feel like I'm betraying all you SoSG-maniacs with this. But it has to be said. The Padres have something that we North-of-Orange County types only dream about.

It's not the mascot. In fact, I found The Padre a little icky:

Especially when he brought a group of children on the field to dance to Michael Jackson's "Jam." Even fifty years from now, I'd still say it's "too soon."

As I passed by the mysterious Cooler Graveyard...

I spotted something that brought a tear to my pale blue eyes:

That's Five Dollars for...

A Hot Dog.

A Bag of Popcorn.

A Drink.

A Bag of Peanuts.

A Cookie.

Eat that, Subway!

10 comments:

Delino DeShields said...

BTW - the game featured Johan pitch eight innings of one run, five hit ball, and the Mets scoring five runs off eleven singles and an error. And did I mention the five for five?

Orel said...

The Swinging Friar will haunt your dreams.

Casey said...

I thought Tommy was our mascot?
http://images.ocregister.com/newsimages/sports/2009/05/tommylasorda-topplin-over.jpg

Orel said...

Casey Blake, is that you?

Josh S. said...

If it is, don't let him read the game thread.

I want Frank to steal this 5 for 5 idea.

Tim Rogers said...

Yes, the $5 deal at PETCO is fantastic. It's not like they make it a cheap version of everything with everything extra small. The hot dog is a decent size and the drink is also. A great deal. I'm a Dodger fan living in San Diego paradise.

Delino DeShields said...

It's not unlike when Sax and I were in Cincy, and discovered that ten dollars can buy an honest man a beer and Coney Dog.

Five dollars for all that grub... It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better deal that I found, than I have ever known.

rbnlaw said...

$5 at Anaheim Stadium got me a large soda in a souvenir cup.
$5 at Dodger Stadium gets me a Dodger Dog.
$5 at ATT Park, aka The Big Phone, got me a Giant Dog (just a name, no reference to size) with $.25 change.

The beer was $8.75 for a 20 oz. Coors Light.

I'm going to Petco.

Josh S. said...

Dang. I want to take advantage of this, but the only time the Blue goes back to Petco this year is for a weird little two-game midweek series at the end of September.

Delino DeShields said...

I was going to buy my cousin just a soda in a souvenir cup, and they told me it was cheaper to get her a medium soda, peanuts, hot dog, popcorn, and cookie. Best part - she's KOSHER! Drink=hers. Extra grub=mine. Win win win win win.