Two years ago, I’d have told you our MN Twins play in the worst ballpark in North America. Probably Asia, too.
That was before magical Target Field opened. Now, it’s easily #1 of those we’ve visited.
Lookit me, wanna be, center field
We entered the park near center field, where there is a large urban park. As in, trees, benches, flower gardens and some grass, where the dogs haven’t marked it. It’s a dog park! This is PETCO Park, after all. Also in this part of the park:
The Padres played the Dodgers, and we got to see former Twins Orlando Hudson and Jason Bartlett on their new home field. It was a pitcher’s duel until the last few innings, and a few hits and homers kept it interesting.
Taste of things to come
It was a gorgeous evening that showed us what was in store for our week ahead in San Diego:
1. It gets cool at night. Downright chilly.
2. The military, specifically the Navy, is a prominent part of this community, and everyone is VERY proud of their servicepeople. There are two bases on Coronado Island and several nearby. Their missions, history and families figure prominently in the area.
3. There’s great food options, especially seafood and spanish/mexican
Posts to come: MN soccer girls vs. Cali futballers, best SoCal beaches and a morning aboard an aircraft carrier…