Lisa and I went down to Petco for the Padres 2011 Home Opener against the Giants. We met up with Rob and some people for a pre-game tailgate. We went to the park and got our free t-shirts and watched the very tail end of a band playing in the park. We found our seats to watch some of the opening day fanfare. For the anthem they had the typical HUGE flag on the field presented by members of the Navy. There was an F-18 fly over at the end of the anthem.
As a special treat Trevor Hoffman ran out from the Bullpen to through out the first pitch and to signify his official return to the Padres family.
Beyond that the crowd was really amped up. The giants fans were out in force also, which gave to some great trash talking. All in all it was a great day. Padres won! Here are some pics: