Our own beloved and much-traveled Numbers shirt was derived from one offered by the Padres blog Gaslamp Ball, so my visit to Petco Park was a pilgrimage of sorts for it. (As for why I’m pointing at a hotel and not at the Pads’ retired digits, I was coaching my photographer. Or maybe it was an [...]
I'm in San Diego for Comic-Con — so of course the very first thing I did was go to a Padres/Marlins game.
Petco Park is a little different than your basic HOK/Populous design. Yes, it's got the basic hallmarks of today's retro/modern parks: circulating behind the seating areas, quirky outfield walls, private levels, split upper decks. [...]
Chronic misdiagnoses of injuries and the incomprehensible roster machinations that follow? Half-assed trade rumors in which they can't even make the right hypothetical decision? Club executives saying ridiculous things? Doing ridiculous things? The Mets are, to borrow a phrase from the former Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin, more fun than a barrel of Mookies leading [...]