Padres invite LeBron James to ballgame after he calls Fernando Tatis Jr. a “beast”
With the Los Angeles Lakers officially eliminated from the NBA playoffs a few days ago, their superstar had some time on his hands.
On Sunday, LeBron ventured onto Twitter and decided to talk baseball, which led to the San Diego Padres inviting him out to Petco Park to catch a game.
Here’s how it went down.
LeBron said that he hadn’t been to a baseball game ‘in a min,’ which led to a deluge of invitations from fans of all teams.
As one of the most beautiful parks with near-perfect weather year-round, Petco got quite a few mentions.
The Padres were quick to respond with an invitation.
They have some competition, though, as LeBron is also showing interest in paying a visit to St. Louis.
If LeBron wants to see Tatis play, he’s going to have to wait a few months. The San Diego star is currently on the 60-Day IL after fracturing his wrist. He had surgery almost a month ago, and is allowed to throw a baseball now, but not catch it. He is still approximately three weeks away from being allowed to swing a bat. The timetable is somewhat fluid after that, but he won’t be back before early June.
However, it’s odd that LeBron hasn’t been to a game since he became a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox last year. He bought “an undisclosed amount” of shares in Fenway Sports Group in March 2021, despite publicly rooting for the New York Yankees and of course, his hometown Cleveland Guardians.
San Diego is a more convenient trip than Boston or New York, as LeBron still plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, but since he’s part-owner of Fenway Park, he’d probably get a pretty sweet suite.