The second session featured Padres On Deck Taylor Trammell, Luis Patino, Owen Miller, and Joey Cantillo. Trammel started off by vowing his support for the new unit with “navy doesn’t look good on me so I love the new colors”.
Asked about the Amarillo Sod Poodles championship game he relayed a hilarious story of his grand slam to win the game.
Luis Patino became a favorite quickly with his assertion that the Padres would be in the World Series in two or three years.
He also mock booed Joey Cantillo for his admiration of Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
All four of the young Padres impressed with their personalities, dedication to their craft, and enthusiasm to work hard to get to the majors.
They all stated that they would love to live in San Diego and play at Petco Park. Not surprising considering that the event took place on a beautiful San Diego winter day with bright sunshine and blue sky.
Every baseball season brings new hope and optimism for the Friar Faithful. This year will be no different but there did seem to be a different vibe at this year’s FanFrest. Maybe 2020 will bring the long hoped for winning season that begins this new decade.