Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Scripps Night at the Ballpark


Petco Park was the place to be last Saturday night! It was Scripps Night at the Ballpark. All Scripps employees could purchase tickets at $12 a piece for a ticket to the Padres game and a free t-shirt. Also included in this special deal was admission to the big family-oriented pre-party outside of the stadium where there were climbing walls, bounce-houses, and lots of entertainment.
My parents joined us for the fun event and we all shared the ballpark meal that Scripps provided which included hotdogs, Cracker-Jacks, ice-cream pops, and drinks.
It just so happened that it was hat night, too! Free Padres hats for all! Wahoo!

This was my first visit to Petco Park...
I had no idea it was tucked away right in the heart of downtown San Diego! It was quite a contrast from Dodger Stadium, which is tucked away between some hills and seems to claim a small valley of its own.
We sat in the VERY TOP row of the top level. Literally, we had a bird's eye view. It was fantastic! Speaking of birds, we did see a seagull circling around the perimeter of lights, right about at our level. It was very serene, even though it was a ballgame!
As for the game itself, I have no clue who even won. I couldn't even tell you a name of a single player on either team. I know we played the Mets, though! And I'm pretty sure we were ahead by one run when we left at 9PM, maybe after the 5th inning or so? The point is, we had a great time and I got all caught up chatting with my mom.
I think Brooklyn experienced her first "group date" with Daddy as her main man of the evening...
Papa was a close second though; he bought the cotton candy!
Can you see the tub of it in Brooklyn's hands? She didn't let go of that tub all night even though we had limit her intake of the stuff!

5 comments:

beccabadger said...

Fun! I think that most outing like that are more for the people you go with than the event.

I See Badgers said...

Awesome! That looks like it was a great night!

the Koch's said...

I love those times when you can just throw the rules out the window. Late night, cotton candy... what more could a girl ask for?

evelyn said...

I have never been in the stadium although I have stayed in the hotels across the street many times. Would have liked to been there. Thanks for sharing. BADGER DAD

Jess~ca said...

So FUN! It looks like you all had a great time just being together :)