Basball in 2009

2009 was a great year for baseball. I think I hit the most games in one regular season at eight games. Unfortuately, the Padres finished in third in their division with a 88 - 74 record. I guess that is an improvement from last season’s 99 losses though. Hopefully they will have a stronger season in 2010. Living in southern California we have the great advantage of being able to see three teams with an hour or two of driving. Even though I’m a Padre fan at heart, it’s nice to live 15 minutes from an AL team (Angels) that I can root for. I’m pulling for them in the Playoffs! (even thought Ang is rooting for the Yanks)

May 1, 2009 - Padres @ Dodgers.
We were totally famous that night making the kiss cam! Along with the Bennetts, Andersons, and Kit we got watch a slow long game that Dodgers ended up winning in the ninth by one run. We did get to catch some batting practice from the field just outside the center field wall which was pretty cool.

May 8, 2009 - Royals @ Angles.
Had a great view from the first base sideline just about to the flag poll field level. Kit and I went with a friend from church who got some free tickets. We got to see a really exciting game, a Halo victory, a little Big Bang Friday action(fireworks), and I think saw about ten Royals fans.

June 5, 2009 - Phillies @ Padres.
Ahh, Petco Park. Not just the home of the Padres but an amazing stadium. My dad went in on a half season with a friend got to go to ten home games with an awesome view. We were his company that night and even though the Padres lost, it was a lot of fun

June 14, 2009 - Padres @ Angels.
Interleague play. Although the Padres were down 2 - 0 in the series, I felt they would at least win the game I went to. Not exactly. They lost pretty bad, had multiple errors and ended up getting swept in the series. Had great seats though with Corey and Jake.

July 3, 2009 - Dodgers @ Padres.
We spent the day with the Bennetts in SD to go on a tour of Petco Park in the morning which was sweet! Got to see the return of Manny from his suspension(which Gigi was happy about), got seats with free food and had an awesome view of some Friday Friarworks!

September 28, 2009 - Rangers @ Angels.
Picked up some awesome seats in center field second row back hoping to sit right behind Josh Hamilton. That didn’t happen due to him being injured again. I did get to see him slug six in row to the left field seats in BP and the Angels clinch the AL West over the Rangers. Exciting game.

October 2, 2009 - Giants @ Padres.
Sitting in the Pavone sweet seats again, I got a great view of the major loss the Padres suffered that night. They let 6 runs in the sixth inning! Before that they were playing great and it looked like they were gonna beat the NL west competition. Ate some good foodthough.

I also went to a Yankees / Angels game and a Diamondbacks / Dodgers game.

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