Saturday's 1:05 p.m. matchup marks the Second Annual PETCO Park Collector's Day, featuring vast displays of baseball cards and memorabilia. An Opportunity Drawing, held to benefit the Padres Foundation for Children, will give fans at the game the chance to win autographed baseball memorabilia. Among the items in the drawing: a baseball signed by the Padres 1998 National League Championship team, a custom Rusty surfboard signed by Trevor Hoffman, a Team USA jersey from the World Baseball Classic signed by Jake Peavy and a football helmet from the recent Padres Talk commercial spot signed by Brian Giles, Mike Cameron and Mike Piazza.
Additionally, the first 10,000 fans through the gate will receive specially designed Padres wrestling masks. The promotion is in conjunction with the June 16 Hollywood film Nacho Libre starring Jack Black. Black will be in attendance at PETCO Park on Memorial Day to toss out the ceremonial first pitch.
I think it has to do with the no real rivalries in these games. There is no Cards/Cubs or Yankee/Sox. Yankees/Orioles was an excellent series which people seem to forget about in favor of burying the Yankees when their best hitter went down in Game 1.