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  • Originally posted by majorleads View Post
    I've never been to this park and also never been to San Diego so I'm just going off of photo's and I think the ballpark is just OK, nothing special. I'm not a fan of the seat colors and do not like the background. Normally I like the downtown buildings as a cool backdrop but in San Diego it seems out of place. The buildings to me look ugly and I don't like how that one sticks out above the crappy scoreboard. When I think of San Diego I think of water and mountains. I would have liked them to incorporate either of those 2 elements in the backdrop similar to Dodger Stadium or like in SF.

    And can't the pets afford a better looking and bigger scoreboard??
    Tough crowd.

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    • Originally posted by majorleads View Post
      I've never been to this park and also never been to San Diego so I'm just going off of photo's and I think the ballpark is just OK, nothing special. I'm not a fan of the seat colors and do not like the background. Normally I like the downtown buildings as a cool backdrop but in San Diego it seems out of place. The buildings to me look ugly and I don't like how that one sticks out above the crappy scoreboard. When I think of San Diego I think of water and mountains. I would have liked them to incorporate either of those 2 elements in the backdrop similar to Dodger Stadium or like in SF.

      And can't the pets afford a better looking and bigger scoreboard??
      The sun sets in the west over the ocean.
      I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
      - Walt Whitman

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      • Originally posted by JohnCropp View Post
        Tough crowd.
        He still had some venom left over after trashing Miami(not just the new Marlins Park, the whole city)

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        • Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
          The sun sets in the west over the ocean.

          Wow...you learn something new every day. How about mountains? A nice mountain backdrop would have been nice.

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          • Originally posted by majorleads View Post
            Normally I like the downtown buildings as a cool backdrop but in San Diego it seems out of place. The buildings to me look ugly and I don't like how that one sticks out above the crappy scoreboard.
            I guess you won't be moving into left field anytime soon...



            Fake Jack Murphy Stadium Fail!

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            sorry... force of habit...
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            • They have the problem of everyone else built at this time, unless it was the first, retractable, or pnc there isn't anything remarkably different about it. I put this in the same category cbp, busch, Turner, and coors. All of which are better than the ones before but not different enough to make us oh and ah.

              I just feel bad because they do have a lighter stone on the outside and utilize a lot more plants on the outside that we can't see from the seat pictures.
              The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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              • PETCO Park Tour

                I took a tour of PETCO Park when I was in San Diego last week. There were only four of us, so I got to ask a lot of questions. Our tour guide was nice, albeit, a little bitter about the new management. He said they lowered his hours to under 40 hours a week so he would be part-time, thus not eligible for benefits. Anyway, here are some photos that I found nice. The ballpark seems like a cool place to watch a game. The disadvantages are similar to most mallparks around the league. I do like it better than NYS, for what it's worth.

                Front Gate


                Western Supply Company Building


                Western Supply Company Building Party Suite


                Padres Dugout


                View from Padres Dugout


                Visitor's Clubhouse


                If you've seen the Head & Shoulders commercial with Joe Mauer and Troy Polamalu, then you will recognize the above photo; it was filmed in the visitor's clubhouse at PETCO Park.
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                • A few pics from my visit to San Diego...




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                  Last edited by burroughsmvp; 02-09-2012, 09:30 AM.

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                  • New ballpark logo on the side of the seats updated to match Petco's new corporate logo. Looks very similar to the secondary logo the team adopted this offseason which will appear on their away and alternate jerseys.

                    newpetco2012logo.jpg

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                    • 6705274275_e23179eeff_b.jpg

                      From the hotel next door.

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                      • Originally posted by OBomb View Post
                        New ballpark logo on the side of the seats updated to match Petco's new corporate logo. Looks very similar to the secondary logo the team adopted this offseason which will appear on their away and alternate jerseys.

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                        Hmmm, wonder if that means the Padres are returning to the 90s navy/orange colors. Those were the only ones I liked after the brown/orange/gold "taco"* uniforms

                        *-Steve Garvey, after leaving the Dodgers after the 1982 season and joining the Padres commented that the Dodgers uniforms were all-american (red, white and blue) and the Padres uniforms made him look like a taco.

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                        • I never realized how much petco looks has similar open features as you walk up to you like the jake and great american. I think its cool to have these type of stadiums for the open idea instead of some of the closed off brick stadiums.
                          The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                          • Originally posted by OBomb View Post
                            New ballpark logo on the side of the seats updated to match Petco's new corporate logo. Looks very similar to the secondary logo the team adopted this offseason which will appear on their away and alternate jerseys.

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                            Nice catch! I was waiting for that to come out...
                            StadiumPage.com
                            Stadium Google Map

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                            • Two questions:

                              - Is that PETA joke brick still there? ('Break Open Your Cold Ones! Toast The Padres! Enjoy This Championship Organization!' <-- hint: it's an acronym )

                              - Any progress on Petco Park getting a new scoreboard?
                              It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                              • Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                                Two questions:

                                - Is that PETA joke brick still there? ('Break Open Your Cold Ones! Toast The Padres! Enjoy This Championship Organization!' <-- hint: it's an acronym )

                                - Any progress on Petco Park getting a new scoreboard?
                                I believe the PETA brick is still there. I guess the team didn't feel that it was controversial enough to remove?

                                Regarding the scoreboard, it was supposed to go in this past offseason. But I guess it's being delayed again until next offseason (though I'd say the sooner the better). My guess is that the scoreboard issue is tied directly to the ownership issue we've seen the past several months with Jeff Moorad's group not getting approval to take majority control of the team.

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