San Diego restaurant Pretzels and Pints is repping the Padres ahead of the team’s huge weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dodgers fans travel better than most, especially when that destination is in the same state to sunny San Diego. About 2.5 hours to the north, Los Angeles to San Diego is a very doable and scenic drive should Dodgers fans wish to make the trip.
Were they not already convinced to attend this appetizing series, the Dodgers are sending Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Trevor Bauer to the mound over the weekend. Regardless of ticket prices, you can’t pick a bad game.
Well, Pretzels and Pints in San Diego is here to make sure Dodgers fans don’t overcrowd Petco Park. This is Padres country.
Don’t worry, it’s nothing gross. This San Diego restaurant is merely hoping to send Dodgers fans back home to Los Angeles without attending the Padres weekend series.
The Padres have far more to prove than the Dodgers
The Dodgers just won the World Series, and started the 2021 campaign 11-2 without Cody Bellinger in the lineup. Meanwhile, the Padres are 9-5 and have Fernando Tatis, Jr. returning to the lineup. You do the math.
It’s only April, but an early-season series win from the Padres would send a signal to the Dodgers that the NL West is not simply there’s for the taking. Despite winning it all last year, this could arguably be the best Dodgers team ever assembled, at least on paper. The Padres are awfully impressive themselves, especially after acquiring Yu Darvish and Blake Snell this offseason.
But they’re not on Los Angeles’ level just yet; not until they prove themselves in a head-to-head matchup.