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Baseball is back! 2014 Topps Opening Day
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The starting lineup for today and tomorrow.
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American soil Opening Night pack.

The 2014 MLB season is upon us.  It seems like just yesterday the Red Sox were winning the World Series.  Here’s to another season of baseball.  I thought it would be fitting to crack some 2014 Topps Opening Day tonight and tomorrow.

The contents of today’s part are seen above.  I got a nice Chris Davis #’d to 2014.  Opening Day is a nice inexpensive product to get you in the baseball mood.  Tomorrow I will crack the remaining 10 packs from this blaster box.

I decided to go downtown to take in the Opening Night festivities around Petco Park for the Dodgers v. Padres game tonight.  I waited to the last minute to look for Opening Night tickets, and decided to hold out until next year when I saw what some of the tickets were going for.  Below are a few pictures of the happenings outside Petco before the first pitch.

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Opening Night Block Party outside of Petco Park before Dodgers v. Padres.
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Preparing the flag for the onfield pre-game ceremony.

The pictures below are from my tour of Petco Park:

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Petco Park
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One of the most unique center field seating areas in all of baseball.

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From the visitor’s dugout.
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Near the on deck circle.
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I finally made it on the field at a MLB park!
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Padres dugout.
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View from the Padres on deck circle.
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From the Padres pine.
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Western Metal Supply Building in left, my mini warehouse reminiscent of Camden Yards.
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Pre-game pep talk from my guide:)
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The Lexus Home Plate Club.
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Home Plate Club Dining Area.
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From the Press Box. It was pretty sweet to sit in the seats reserved for some of my favorite sports writers.
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View from the Press Box.
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The just named Jerry Coleman Broadcast Center in honor of the recently deceased Padres favorite player, manager, and HOF broadcaster.
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Not a bad seat.
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View of the Coronado Bridge from the park.
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The landscaper in me had to snap this shot.
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View from the Western Metal Supply Building.
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Bar Mitzvah set up for the son of one of the Padres owners. They dropped some serious coin on this party.
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From the bar at Western Metal that is open to all fans 21+ during the game with a game ticket.
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San Diego from the Coronado Island Ferry on Opening Night.
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A perfect night in San Diego for baseball.