Gather 'round, because it's time to recap the most recent diamond doings. Thanks again to the original Broadway cast of Walkoff Walk for covering me last week (I had a thing).Roll Callstarts at PETCO Park, where John Buck(notes) shook up the joint with a pair of home runs. And then the real rumbling began.
Whole lotta shakin': If you're old enough to remember the quake that rocked San Francisco just before Game 3 of the 1989 World Series, you'll be grateful to know this was only generally like that.
At 9:26 p.m. Pacific Time, moments after David Eckstein(notes) grounded to short for the first out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Mother Earth yawned. TV cameras shook, the foul poles swayed, players got curious looks on their faces, and that was it.
"We just had an earthquake, boys," Padres TV analyst Mark Grant said. "Feel it?"
The guys in the upper deck at PETCO did; they're holding onto a railing in the screen shot above.
Scientists measured the quake, which was felt as far north as Anaheim, at 5.7 on the Richter Scale. "A pretty good rumble," Padres announcer Dick Enberg called it, but so puny it interrupted play for only a few seconds. Watch it happen below.