As you may know, in recent years, the Padres are scheduled to be on the road during Comic-Con, to alleviate congestion down by the Convention Center and probably so studios can rent out Petco Park for promotional events, like the 300 screening a few years ago.

However, as it turns out, the Padres are having “Comic-Con Night,” as a promotional vehicle the Friday before the con starts, on July 19, versus Arizona.

One wonders (or perhaps fears) just what kind of things will be going at the stadium? Comic giveaway with Heath Bell or Tony Gwynn Junior as superheroes? Guys in funny costumes (not counting the one pictured above) running around on the field between innings? Jim Lee throwing out the first pitch?
Only time will tell.