Earlier this summer, I wrote that the tentative schedule for 2011 had the Padres playing in Minnesota's new ballpark. It's now official. The Padres will play the Twins on June 17-19. My fellow ball scribes tell me the ballpark is spectacular, particularly at night. Consider that a recommendation. Folks in Kansas City probably are excited about the chance to come to San Diego, where the Royals will play from June 27-29.
The Padres will be in Fenway Park from June 20-22.
As for San Diego's NFL team, I looked at its loss to the Chiefs and the big picture for the franchise.