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  • I also have that book as well. The most fascinating pictures are those taken during the inaugural season, 2004. Compare them to some of the most recent pictures you can find of the ballpark's surrounding areas and you'll be amazed.

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    • View from my office:

      http://yfrog.com/h7cdvwsj

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      • from today
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        • Originally posted by soup View Post
          from today
          You can see the new Frazee paint can next to the left field reserve stands on the first level of suites in the Western Metal Supplies building. Frazee will donate $500,000 to the Padres Foundation if any player hits a home run off the can. I say the odds of that are probably 1,000,000 to 1, so does Frazee. So to be safe (and charitable), they donated $20,000 to the Padres Foundation in the event no one hits a homer off the paint can.

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          • Originally posted by OBomb View Post
            You can see the new Frazee paint can next to the left field reserve stands on the first level of suites in the Western Metal Supplies building.
            "Can" - ha-ha! (Chef Of The Future)
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            What's THAT guy doing?
            - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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            • Originally posted by OBomb View Post
              You can see the new Frazee paint can next to the left field reserve stands on the first level of suites in the Western Metal Supplies building. Frazee will donate $500,000 to the Padres Foundation if any player hits a home run off the can. I say the odds of that are probably 1,000,000 to 1, so does Frazee. So to be safe (and charitable), they donated $20,000 to the Padres Foundation in the event no one hits a homer off the paint can.
              Does it matter if the player is from the Padres or not? Or just any player from either team?

              And have they always had those bleachers on top of the WMSB?

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              • good chance than nobody has hit one there, keeps being "charitable" to a minimum - after all it's tax deduction season...
                the turd in the punchbowl
                reality really sucks.
                enjoy the game more...

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                • Originally posted by soup View Post
                  from today
                  Great place to see a game!
                  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 Anubis2051 View Post
                    Does it matter if the player is from the Padres or not? Or just any player from either team?

                    And have they always had those bleachers on top of the WMSB?
                    I think it's just Padres players. So don't count on anything getting hit up there. The bleachers have always been on top of the Western Metal building...they're great for large private parties. I sat up there once for that reason. We had a birthday party group of about 25 people and our ticket paid for the seats as well as all we could eat food. The birthday celebrant in the group was given a birthday greeting on the out of town scoreboard during the game too.

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                    • 950lb TaylorMade golf club affixed to foul pole at Petco.

                      TaylorMade has affixed a mammoth, 88-foot-tall replica of its R11 driver to the right-field foul pole at Petco Park in San Diego.

                      It's a bit of an optical illusion, as there's not actually a club head on this monstrosity. But the driver itself is indeed in fair territory, which could lead to some interesting pinballing if a ballplayer happens to slice (ha!) a fly ball down the right-field line.


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                      • ^Interesting. Perhaps, stupid? I hope Taylor Made's paying the team a good amount of money for that (we could use to spend payroll for players who can hit above .150). Regardless, I'm headed to tonight's game. It'll be interesting to see what it looks like in person.

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                        • Originally posted by OBomb View Post
                          ^Interesting. Perhaps, stupid? I hope Taylor Made's paying the team a good amount of money for that (we could use to spend payroll for players who can hit above .150). Regardless, I'm headed to tonight's game. It'll be interesting to see what it looks like in person.
                          It seems like an obstruction for the sake of money, but let us know what you think.

                          The black shaft doesn't really register in the photos I've seen.

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                          • Uni Watch Blog had a link to the installation video...

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                            • Went to the game last night (only stayed through 5....my tolerance for shoddy defense from Chris DeNorfia and poor hitting from everyone else is rather low), the club looks, well, weird. It's this giant black stick that seems to be more of an obstruction to the people sitting behind it rather than a clever piece of marketing.

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                              • The best thing about this behind-the-plate photo of Barry Bonds hitting his "755th" home run at Petco Park is the sign on the building just beyond the left field wall... "MOVE INTO LEFT FIELD."



                                Awesome.
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                                What's THAT guy doing?
                                - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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