The team jumped on the tourist transportation option prior to Sunday's 3-2 loss in San Francisco. San Diego's team bus never showed up to bring the team to the ballpark. Padres director of player and staff services T.J. Lasita responded by flagging down an empty tour bus, according to MLB.com.
Players took in the city's beauty with a drive through downtown to the ball park, while escorted by police motorcade. The team posted a video while sitting atop the bus while riding down Powell St., which is about two miles from the stadium.
The move came on the same day that the city held its annual San Francisco Pride Parade. An estimated crowd of one million people attended that event, while about 40,000 were on hand for the Giants' win on Sunday at AT&T Park.
No team bus?— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 24, 2018
Time to improvise. 🚌 pic.twitter.com/8X0y7TXbSE
Padres players told the San Diego Union Tribune that they went unrecognized until they arrived at the ballpark.
Update: We’ve arrived at AT&T Park— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 24, 2018
The Giants won the four-game series 3-1 over the visiting Padres.