A Webshots Slideshow of Susie's and my photos from this event: http://sports.webshots.com/slideshow/575947915ZIolfn Followed by a synopsis of the meeting via Friar John's Diary: Friar John did his first live Tweeting session Tuesday night. Took a couple days to recover to post this blog item. Who knew Tweeting was so exhausting? Anyway, FJ picked a good event for the live Tweet debut. The Padres Shareholders Meeting was a fun night at the ballpark, with a couple tidbits of 2010 news. The annual Pades Shareholders Meeting is an opportunity for the team to show its appreciation to its season ticket holders and to generate a bit of baseball buzz on the eve of winter. Check and check on both fronts. PETCO Park was electric as fans filed through a VIP entrance and were greeted by players and manager Bud Black. Then they traveled down a Padres blue carpet while front office staff applauded them to say thanks. Can you image, say, a line of Costco clerks giving you a standing ovation as you arrive to get your vat of milk and barrell full of pretzels? It was a pretty cool sight. The program itself featured Padres Vice Chairman/CEO Jeff Moorad, President/COO Tom Garfinkel, general manager Jed Hoyer and manager Bud Black as speakers. Fans had a Q&A session with those four. And players (pictured above) autographed their jerseys for lucky raffle winners. Adrian Gonzalez, David Eckstein, Everth Cabrera, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Tony Gwynn Jr., Heath Bell and Kevin Correia participated. You know the fans matter to the players when a World Series MVP like Eckstein travels from Florida to say thanks. The program itself had some nuggets. Such as: Moorad said he would like to bring an All-Star Game to PETCO Park. Garfinkel revealed Throwback Thursdays, in which the Padres will wear 1978 uniforms during Thursday day games. Garfinkel assured that beer and many other consession prices would be lower in 2010. Hoyer called Gonzalez a "great fit" for San Diego, dousing media speculation of the day. Black said the excitement generated by the Padres' strong finish to 2009 permeates the clubhouse. He said the team has tremendous espirit de corps. http://padres.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/12/padres_shareholders_meeting.html The only thing is, this was a Padres Season Ticket Holders Meeting, not a Shareholders Meeting.