San Diego, CA
What I Remember
It’s funny, I had been dreaming about seeing a baseball game in San Diego since I was a little kid. I grew up watching the Mets and Phillies take trips out to this beautiful city and was so captivated by the fact that it always seemed to be sunny that I told people that it was where I wanted to live when I grew up. I even got my mother to include San Diego on a summer vacation while I was in high school so I could get a tour of San Diego State.
The funny part, though, is that I have very little recollection of this game at the ballpark that was then known as Jack Murphy Stadium. I remember a big crowd and a huge parking lot but “the Murph” was well outside of downtown and I don’t think we even visited the area around the spot where Petco Park would be built a few years later. Happily, I have been back to San Diego since and found the city to be everything I thought it would be and Petco Park is on the list of parks I want to add to my collection of baseball memories.
As an aside, the final pieces of old ballpark were torn down earlier this spring.
San Diego Padres 5 Los Angeles Dodgers 3
The Box (Click on the arrows to see more images)
I’m pretty sure we stayed in a motel after this game since we were headed inland the next day but I couldn’t tell you where…I’m guessing it was…um…inexpensive.