Take Me Out to the Ball Game…

Today, I went to Petco Park–a very, very nice ballpark, by the way–to watch the Dodgers play the Padres. Of course, I took a camera along to record some of the action. All of the pictures are clickable, so you can see the high-res versions.



There was a tall fellow in a Padres uniform.


An large inflatable priest was set up on the premises.


We got there early, but people were already filtering in.


Today’s was Military Appreciation Day, as it is every Sunday home game. This one was very Air Force-y.


Matt Kemp on third base. A minute later, he was at Home Plate.


Andre Ethier pinch-hitting. He knocked in two runs at this at bat.


The Dodgers did a lot of hitting. Padres…not so much.


More hitting.


The Padres Bullpen gave up 4 runs in the 8th inning.




Quick reaction to avoid getting hit by the pitch. The ball is visible as that smear right next to the catcher’s mitt.


Looking to throw that next base hit.


Dodgers win!


Tony Gwynne has a nice statue at the park.

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for TechCentralStation.com. Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.

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