As someone that lives in the San Diego area, I can tell you that’s it’s been raining a crapload over the last two days. And this photo provided by San Diego’s Fox 5 can prove that it’s been quite the storm:
— FOX 5 San Diego (@fox5sandiego) February 28, 2017
And another photo:
— Paul Wizikowski (@PaulWizikowski) February 27, 2017
That’s Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. What’s usually a gorgeous ballpark is gloomy and underwater.
Padres spokeswoman Shana Wilson told Fox 5 that the field’s drainage system couldn’t keep up with the rain coming down so quickly:
San Diego Padres spokeswoman Shana Wilson told FOX 5 an amount of rain had fallen so quickly the drainage was slow to keep up. Field crews do not anticipate any damage from the standing water.
Wilson also added there is no grass on the field because they had just taken out all the dirt from the Monster Jam. Field crews planned to lay down new sod later this week.
It’s certainly nice for the Padres that they don’t have to actually use the field until the regular season starts in April, but a flooded field can’t be a good omen for their 2017 season. Of course, they’re already expected to be the worst team in baseball this season anyway, with FanGraphs projecting San Diego for just 65 wins.