Having played soccer since I was 6 years old I became fully aware of the “soccer-style scarf” years ago. Apparently with everyone Stateside being bit by the World Cup bug this year, they also became aware of the scarves and it in turn made this one of the hottest giveaways this season. I’ve spotted scarves on ebay that have been sold for over 40 bucks a piece. But here’s the thing….the game itself only drew 30,019 (11th highest drawing home attendance so far). It’s a very cool item and surprisingly very well made for a giveaway.
The game itself pitted the Padres vs the Mariners and Wade LeBlanc vs Cliff Lee. Adrian Gonzalez hit a 2 run shot in the first inning and finished the night 2 for 3. LeBlanc out dueled Lee by throwing 6 innings of 1 run ball. Oscar Salazar put the icing on the cake in the 8th inning with a 3 run homer. Padres win 7-1.