Fantasizing at PetCo Park in San Diego, California
Taking a young boy on a tour of a facility like PetCo Park is a surreal adventure. Held daily at 10:30am during the San Diego Padres off-season, the journey through this baseball fantasyland elicits so many wide-eyed wows from my 12-year-old, I have to look at him occasionally to make sure he is the same (“you can’t impress me”) child I knew. Highlights include being served a coke in the exclusive premium lounge, feeling what it's like to watch a game in a private luxury suite, going onto the playing field, striding along the warning track and surveying the bullpen. But the capper was standing on the pitcher’s mound and delivering his best Little League fastball to his dad.
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