I am sitting here steaming about a situation with the San Diego Padres. I am a half-season ticket holder and have been so for more than 10 years. I just found out that the normal schedule for half seasons was changed for the Yankees series only. The Padres apparently believed that sending out the entire schedule (with our plans marked somehow??) would make us aware of the change. Instead of our always-on-Saturday game, we were relegated to the Sunday afternoon game (I have sun-sensitive skin and I do not do day games).

Since it is always the same, I did not check each and every game on the schedule and did not notice the change. Since the change only affected the Plan B schedule, I would think the Padres would have made mention of it somewhere along the line. It was not brought to our attention via email, or during the ticket renewal meeting, or in a separate schedule detailing only our games. Lots of chances to make it clear. But no one bothered to do so. I even went to the box office on March 6, when season ticket holders could buy tickets for individual games. I bought tickets for the Saturday game (before anyone other than season ticket folks could buy) and the only seats I could get in my section (303) were in row 6, middle. To me, it was not a big deal because all of us regular-Saturday-game-season-ticket folks would be in our seats.

The Padres are proving why the fans around here get disgusted with the organization. This is a sleight of hand, bait-and-switch move and I hope there are others who will also express their anger and let management know.

So much for our great new owners.

Sandra Keener lives downtown.

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