Oh, to be back in San Diego again.
Last Thursday night, the San Diego Padres held its first ever “Bloggers Night” for San Diego-area Padres bloggers. The bloggers were treated like VIPs, standing on the field watching batting practice, and getting the opportunity to talk with Manager Bud Black, P Andrew Cashner and LF Jaff Decker.
They then moved up to one of the Padres suites on the Toyota Terrace Deck, where Padres management spoke to them, including Bob Scanlon and Josh Byrnes. Discussions ranged from the Padres blogging scene, to the art of trading players, to those Padres prospects currently residing within the farm system.
Besides the free food and great view, the seven bloggers also got to view upcoming promotional items, including hats, flip flops and a luchador wrestling match. The only downside on the evening, perhaps, was the Friars’ 4-1 loss to the Mets.
If the Padres decide to continue its Bloggers Night series, I’m sure that Marcus (All the Way to the Backstop), Rod (Padrographs), and Gavin (Baseball Card Breakdown), will be more than willing to step up and do our part.