I'm Ashamed of My Hometown

San Diego, get your shit together.

Each year at the Padres stadium, Petco Park, the LGBT society in SD holds an event called "Out at the Park" that is meant to bring the community together for an evening of baseball.

This year, Petco Park really, really screwed up.

Their voices were never heard.

The stadium let them take the field, and then as they were about to sing, a recorded female voice instead sang the anthem (which, if you've been to a Padres game, isn't something that happens - we always have live singing)

The men had to walk off the field hearing people shouting profane, homophobic things at them.

sorry

Days prior to the game, the Padres organization told the performers that the chorus would have to pay for their tickets in order to sing.

This is not something that happens, ever. If you perform the national anthem, you get to enter the park for free, DUH. Why did the Padres suddenly want this now?

thousands of dollars

You can listen to their great voices here when they performed in 2015. It's a pity their voices weren't heard this year.

Get it together Padres, you're a disappointment in baseball but don't be a disappointment to your entire community.

Hello, I am Sophie! freelance writer and coffee addict. Get ready for tons of posts about dating and kitchen design hahaha
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