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Padres’ Petco Park no longer flooded (pic)

Things are slowly returning to normal at Petco Park after the field at the San Diego Padres’ ballpark was flooded Monday due to a deluge of rain from a recent storm.

Photos showing how Petco Park was completely underwater on Monday quickly spread around social media.

San Diego Padres spokeswoman Shana Wilson told San Diego’s FOX 5 that the heavy rainfall proved too much for the field’s draining system, resulting in what was predicted would be only a temporary flooding with no permanent damage.

In a stroke of good luck, the ballpark’s grass playing surface was not damaged as it had been previously removed for a recent Monster Jam event.

And more good news emerged Tuesday, as a tweet from Petco Park’s official Twitter account provided photographic evidence that the flooded field was no more.

It appears disaster has been averted and that Petco Park likely will be in tip-top shape when the Padres play their home opener on on April 7 against the San Francisco Giants.

[CBS Sports]