"Even though we knew what was coming, we still couldn't pull the trigger."
Stop me if you have heard that before around here Insane Diego...
We have reached the level of the absurd folks.
Never has a ballpark been so vilified by its own players—so hated by the Padres current squad—that they dread coming back to play there.
It might as well be the Overlook Hotel, or Micheal Meyers' house, the way these guys carry on.
I expect to see Nosferatu lurking in the park in the park, or perhaps Herman Munster, who could at least hit with some power stepping into the batters box.
And the players are dead wrong in this thinking. Petco Park should provide the greatest home field advantage in the National League.
If one examines the history of the home field advantage, a good team usually tailors itself to it's home confines and forces the opposition to deal with it.
Apparently this idea has not been bandied about here in sunny So Cal. Player after player has stepped into the batters box for the Friars since day one at Petco and decided those fences look easy to reach...
Lets take a quick look at what the Padres SHOULD do to make Petco Park a house of horrors for the opposition, instead of what we have now...