Sunday, March 2, 2014

Padres Fanfest '14

Each year the Padres host F A N F E S T prior to heading out for Spring Training. Essentially, it like opening the mansion for one gigantic party. Chad was out of town but Kel & I put on our best Padres gear & joined the celebration:

First stop: Clubhouse Tour
Training Room:

Home Clubhouse:

Next stop: Padres Dugout

Funny story: Shortly after Kel & I had the above picture taken in the Dugout, I tweeted it out using  #SDFanFest. We about died when 5 minutes later when we looked up on the big screen & saw our tweet featured on a scrolling picture show. That pic showed up all day on the big screen & on all TV screens around Petco. Petco famous I suppose!?

Meeting the Friar:

The day is chalked full of great [and all free] activities:

Up close & personal with a few of the players during a forum:

During that forum they acknowledge one of the owners of the Padres -  Peter Seidler  - who just happened to be sitting a few seats down from us. As the forum ended & he headed out we got to introduce ourselves as huge Padres fans & tell him some of our favorite experiences at Petco. He was nothing but gracious & thanked us so much for our support. Top notch organization!

Lots of autograph signings done in a great & orderly manner. 
Keller, like every other elementary schooler these days is WAY into making Rainbow Loom bracelets. He made a bracelet in official Padres colors & gave it to Yasmani Grandal. Yasmani promptly took it & put it right on:

Here's to a great season & us, hopefully filling these seats often:

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