Very excited to see the "new look" Cubs play their next three games in spacious PETCO Park. It's a breath of fresh air to see the kids getting an opportunity. They may screw up occasionally, but at least it's due to lack of experience, rather than being lackadaisical or past their prime.
The future of the Cubs is slowly starting to come together. The pitching obviously needs a lot of work, but I believe for the first time in the long time, the Cubs have a FO that actually has a plan and is working it. Gone are the days when writing big checks to alleged superstars and signing them to long-term deals was the norm. Good riddance!
As I've posted before, I'll be sitting behind home plate (6th row) for all three games. May go old school tomorrow and wear a Cubs shirt that's probably older than many of the posters on this board (circa mid-'80s). I'm still debating about whether to wear a Cubs cap. I have many to choose from, but I typically use them as decorative elements in my sports-themed office; I'm not really a cap gal.
Go Cubs! Enjoy a fish taco or two...and then thrash the Pads. Would love to see a 6-0 season series.
<< As I've posted 100 times before, I'll be sitting behind home plate (6th row) for all three games. >>
Fixed that for you.
I know you love to brag, but really, going to three Cubs games in a row at this point is nothing to brag about.
Any gal who's willing to go to three baseball games in a row is okay by me. Never had one who understood enough about the game to appreciate it.
I learned many new terms after moving to Southern California, "Zoner" being one of them, describing Arizona residents who head here to escape the summer heat.
It's a beautiful day for baseball...unfortunately the game is at night!
Enjoy the games.
Go Cubs !!
Have a good time!! Bring us home a winner!!! :o)
oh and if you run into Steve Garvey, punch him inthe face and tell him ''thats from Pope for 1984''
Thank you that is all. lol
Thanks brother. It seems like a cool place. Would love to catch a game there and in SF as well sometime.
When I lived in Cali I went to Dodger stadium a bunch and I loved Anaheim stadium. But I never made it to SD or SF.
It's no Wrigley (too much advertising and non-baseball activities for my taste), but it is above-average when it comes to new stadiums. You can get seats for $10-12 in the upper deck that have a great view, and if you just want to soak up some baseball atmosphere, $5 gets you into the "park at the park," from which you can watch the game on a big screen. I believe you can also wonder around the stadium, but you don't have a seat.
Concessions are average, and of course include San Diego "delicacies" like fish tacos. Parking seems to be good, but I've never driven there, preferring to take the trolley, which stops right outside the park.
It's all about supply and demand. SD is not a great sports town and many people are upset about being misled about the franchise's intentions when they were being sold on supporting the construction of PETCO Park. Instead of trying to build a winner, the Pads have been operating on a shoestring. Think about some of the players who are former Padres, including Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Latos and Jake Peavy. SD didn't want to pay any of them.
Another issue here is that the TV station that started broadcasting Padres games this season has been unable to reach an agreement with some of the larger cable companies, including Time Warner, so almost 50% of the city doesn't receive local telecasts (including me).
What this all leads to is low attendance and low ticket prices. I wouldn't be surprised if the number of Cubs fans at PETCO this week rivals that of the Pads fans.