June 21, SoSG Alex Cora and I went down to San Diego's Petco Park to witness the pre-winning-streak Dodgers roll over and play dead against the Padres. It was a horrible game to watch first-hand, what with Elian Herrera's misadventures in left field, complemented by the Dodgers getting the leadoff runner on almost every inning but only plating two runs, not to mention seeing Clayton Kershaw uncharacteristically struggle.
But the good part was that Petco Park is a pretty nice stadium, and there are always plenty of Dodger fans around with which to chat. I love the way the seats are gently angled towards home plate (we were up the third base line, sort of behind the visitors' dugout). I love the center field park and playground area. And I love that the Petco Park aisle attendants don't let people walk down the aisle during an at bat.
This wasn't my first visit to Petco Park, but there were new things that I hadn't tried, including clam chowder in a cup (from Anthony's, no less!), and a fried shrimp sandwich. Here are some shots from the fun day (despite the crappy outcome of the game):