Editors Letters

Home field advantage

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The field at Petco Park is being readied for the opening of the 2018 season.

(Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)

Ah, spring is in the air, and with it comes one of my favorite times of the year — baseball season.

There’s nothing quite like throwing on a baseball cap and heading out to catch a ball game. And, in San Diego we are lucky enough to have one of the premiere fields in all of the Major Leagues to root for the home team.

Not willing to shell out the bucks for seats behind home plate? No worries. Grab a swatch of grass near the Park at the Park for a more low-key experience.

And, regardless of where you sit, be sure to save plenty of time to enjoy the ballpark fare. Of all the MLB fields I’ve visited (which isn’t a vast amount, but a good enough sample size to pass judgment), Petco Park brings its ‘A’ game when it comes to food and drink options. Grab a burger from Hodad’s, some Cardiff Crack nachos from Seaside Market or pick up a healthier option like grilled fish from Blue Water Seafood & Grill (a new addition to the park this season). Wash it all down with a huge selection of San Diego craft beers, margaritas or micheladas.


Blue Water Seafood & Grill

Blue Water Seafood & Grill, a new vendor at Petco Park, will offer a variety of seafood dishes during the 2018 Padres season.

(Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)

With the recent signing of All-Star MVP, World Series champ and first baseman and Eric Hosmer, the Padres are showing that they mean business. Check out Play ball: 8 things to know about the Padres 2018 season to see what else the 2018 season has in store for San Diego.

Play ball!

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Leslie Hackett

On the radar

For the first time, a professional rugby league, Major League Rugby, will launch in the U.S. — and San Diego will host one of its seven teams. Home games will be held at Torero Stadium at USD with all league games being broadcast through CBS Sports Network or ESPN. San Diego will even play host to the league’s first championship game in July.

SD Legion
Gil Covey, a San Diego native, plays Forward: Hooker for the SD Legion rugby team.
(Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Watch out for San Diego native Gil Covey (pictured) as he and his SD Legion teammates take to the pitch in a sport that was called “a hooligans’ game played by gentleman” by Winston Churchill.

Find the Legion’s April schedule in our events calendar and learn more at

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