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The Padres at Petco Park: a Baseball Game, San Diego, California - 31st May 2005

Nosher is in San Diego to help man a stand at the BREW Developers' Conference. Shortly after pitching up at the hotel after an 18-hour journey, it's time to head off to watch local baseball team the San Diego Padres take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Qualcomm provided both the entry ticket and a number of "beer vouchers" which were quickly used to buy beer and foot-long chili dogs with cheese, in that great US tradition of sporting-related health food. In the bleachers were Nosher, plus Nick and Stef from Cambridge, as well as Anwar from London and an assortment of other local Qualcomm employees. Dotted around the ground in the "royal boxes" were all the sales people, schmoozing customers. Luckily Nick happens to hold US citizenship and so actually understood what was going on, which helped. The game ended 8-4 to the Padres after an exciting late-innings comeback. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, it was the third-smallest crowd of the season at just over 23,000.

next album: The BREW Developers Conference, San Diego, California - 2nd June 2005
previous album: BSCC Bike Rides and Fun With Diffraction Gratings, Gissing and Diss - 26th May 2005

2005 The pitcher, er, pitches

The pitcher, er, pitches

2005 Petco Park, home of the Padres

Petco Park, home of the Padres

2005 The crowds

The crowds

2005 Nick, Stefan and Anwar up in the bleachers

Nick, Stefan and Anwar up in the bleachers

2005 Brewers' No. 45 gets a proper ribbing from the partisan Padres crowd

Brewers' No. 45 gets a proper ribbing from the partisan Padres crowd

2005 The peanut girl

The peanut girl

2005 Some dude with drinks on his head

Some dude with drinks on his head

2005 The floodlights are on

The floodlights are on

2005 Nick and Stef head off for food

Nick and Stef head off for food

2005 The Western Metal Supply sign

The Western Metal Supply sign

2005 Tweet, from QIS San Diego and who handed out tickets, talks to Anwar

Tweet, from QIS San Diego and who handed out tickets, talks to Anwar

2005 Anwar and Stef trade places

Anwar and Stef trade places

2005 Stef holds up his ice-cream tub

Stef holds up his ice-cream tub

2005 Nick brings som beers back

Nick brings som beers back

2005 The track is raked during an innings break

The track is raked during an innings break

2005 Over in an adjacent stand, Mr McHugh entertains a customer

Over in an adjacent stand, Mr McHugh entertains a customer

2005 Some fans peerout over the sign

Some fans peerout over the sign

2005 Several kids have bought their own catchers mitt, hoping to catch a stray ball

Several kids have bought their own catchers mitt, hoping to catch a stray ball

2005 The guy with the balloon hat

The guy with the balloon hat

2005 A catch occurs

A catch occurs

2005 Padres mascots entertain the crowds

Padres mascots entertain the crowds

2005 Some more scenes of the park

Some more scenes of the park

2005 Smoke from celebration fireworks lingers

Smoke from celebration fireworks lingers

2005 It's a standing ovation

It's a standing ovation

2005 The teams shake hands

The teams shake hands

2005 Sal, one of the on-hand guides dotted around

Sal, one of the on-hand guides dotted around

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The pitcher, er, pitches