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.
With Schilling becoming mortal of late and the Gonzalez injury, I gotta shift my NLCS Champ to Atlanta, and it actually causes me physical pain to type that. It dosen't really matter, though, because after the Twins are out I won't care WHO wins.