Thursday, April 5, 2012

On my way to San Diego for Opening Day!

I'm excited for a new season. I'll be at Petco Park today with my wife and baby for Opening Day. Follow me on Twitter! (rbaly79)

For those that are going....

From the Padres:

The San Diego Padres will kick off the 2012 season Thursday, hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park at 4:05 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive a Padres Opening Day T-Shirt, presented by Sycuan. In addition, the first 25,000 fans through the gates will receive a 2012 Padres schedule cling and SD decal, presented by Aladdin Bail Bonds. Right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez is set to take the mound before a sellout crowd.

Opening Day ceremonies are scheduled to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Legendary broadcaster and Padres television play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg will emcee the Opening Day ceremony, celebrating San Diego, the military and baseball. The ceremony will feature a National Anthem performance by Navy Band Southwest, as well as the unfurling of the Holiday Bowl Big Flag, held by 225 sailors from the USS Peleliu, and a flyover of Marine Corps Harrier jets from Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311) out of Yuma, Ariz.

Also on Thursday, the Padres will honor longtime radio broadcaster Jerry Coleman, who is celebrating 70 years in baseball and 40 years with the Padres this season. Coleman, who holds the distinction of being the only Major League player to see active combat in two wars (World War II and the Korean War), will throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch.

Prior to the National Anthem, the Padres will celebrate the inaugural year of the club’s Youth Baseball Initiative, which is outfitting more than 11,000 local Little League players in authentic Majestic Padres jerseys and corresponding caps in 2012. During the pregame ceremony, 100 Little Leaguers (five in each of the 20 uniform styles) will line the outfield baselines in celebration of the new community partnership.

Cmdr. Abe Thompson from the U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet will perform God Bless America live before the 7th Inning Stretch.

Padres forgot to mention they will be facing against the 2011 National League Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw!

Win or lose, should be a fun day! 


ChipzzFlipzz said...

Thats tight man. Be safe and have fun out there... Let us know if you get any autographs..

White Devil said...

So what are you going to do with the Padres Opening Day T-Shirt?

Roberto Baly said...

@ White Devil -

To wash the car. :)

White Devil said...

@ Roberto Baly -

Good Choice!