We visited here when we were on our big summer trip in 2007. Brandon and I took the train from Oceanside on down to San Diego, and walked from the stadium over to Petco Field. The field is literally in downtown San Diego, and is a beautiful ball park, and a fun place for a game. Great sight lines. we decided to get seats in the left field bleachers, and we had a good view of the game.
Brandon was able to get his first major league baseball here, as there was a fellow who was pretty much a regular, and was friendly with the Padres left fielder, and he would throw balls up to the guy, and the guy made it a point to hand out balls to kids- Very nice gesture.
Today, several years later, I was able to run down to Petco and visit the pro shop and get a Padres ball and pin to add to the collections.
When I get back to Florida, I'll add some special photos I have in a hard drive of the events of that day- including one special photo.