Park View LL visits the Padres, PETCO Park …
SAN DIEGO – Members of Chula Vista’s Park View Little League that won the Little League World Series last month were at PETCO Park on Saturday though they weren’t just taking in the Padres game against the Rockies.
The players from Park View and their coaches were in the clubhouse prior to the game, having their Padres jerseys – complete with their names on the back – autographed by San Diego players who were more than happy to oblige.
“It’s awesome,” San Diego manager Bud Black said, watching the players get ready to shag fly balls in the outfield during batting practice. “They’re excited and our guys are pumped to see them. It’s good stuff.”
The Park View players also got to take batting practice after the Padres concluded their pregame batting practice session.
Prior to the game, the team was honored during a pregame ceremony that included video highlights from their run to the World Series title in Williamsport.
The Park View players also spent time before the game with Padres CEO Jeff Moorad and senior vice president of brand development, Laura Broderick.
The Padres also unveiled a billboard on the back of the stadium scoreboard that showed two images of the team in Williamsport, including one with the World Series banner. The billboard can be see from parts of downtown outside the stadium.
Corey Brock, MLB.com, Padres.com, Twitter