The festivities got underway about a half-hour before the first pitch of a 15-0 loss to the Dodgers, as members of the United States Navy parachute team -- the last of whom carried an American flag -- descended from the sky into the Petco Park outfield.
After the Padres' roster was introduced, singer/songwriter Tinashe performed the national anthem, with a massive flag unfurled across the outfield grass -- held by 275 Marines and sailors -- before a military flyover.
On the 40th anniversary of his Cy Young Award-winning season, former Padres left-hander Randy Jones capped the festivities by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
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