This summer, it's more than just baseball season. Oh sure, the San Diego Padres and the other 29 MLB teams are all taking their familiar places inside stadiums throughout North America. However, the boys of summer aren't the only ones packing stadiums with fans.
In case you haven't heard (and I find that hard to actually be possible), Taylor Swift is out on tour right now with her Eras Tour, giving her a chance to showcase music from throughout her illustrious career. The Padres ran into all kinds of Swifties during their recent trip to Cincinnati when their series with the Reds coincided with Swift taking over the nearby Bengals stadium for her concert. Fireworks from after the game even interrupted a serene moment for Swift in her concert (the horror!).
So what's another way that the Padres and Swift can be connected outside of a random meeting in Cincinnati? Well, thanks to an amazing Twitter thread from Janelle Lafond, a producer at San Diego's NBC affiliate, there is absolutely a way to bring them together.
Lafond decided to match up a current Padres player with a Swift era. While I may not be the most knowledgable about Swift (my daughter attended her show in Dallas, so maybe that counts?), I love the creativity she displayed in pairing these two things together, so I decided to mesh her thoughts with some of our own about her choices.
With that in mind, let's dive into the Padres and how they correspond with the Swift Eras.