San Diego has been buzzing with excitement all week for the Padres’ first home playoff game in 16 years.
Perhaps nowhere more so than at Caffe Adesso in Alpine, a coffee shop owned by Joe Musgrove’s “No-No” mother.
The steady stream of customers stopped by Friday morning, many of them Padres fans looking to start their day off right with a cup of Joe.
Brianna Johnson went to Grossmont High School with the star pitcher and said it was fun to watch his star rise.
“It’s unbelievable. He was a good athlete. He was very dedicated to the sport – Johnson said.
She said she is confident her former friend will help lead the team to victory.
“It will work,” she said. “It will go all the way.”
Fellow Padres fan – and Caffe Adesso regular – Tina Dyke echoed that prediction.
“I think we can do that with our pitching and hitting and, I don’t know, I think we have the atmosphere and the crowd. The crowd will totally help,” said Dyke.
The first customer on Friday at Caffe Adesso will be in that crowd.
“I get a chai latte with two shots,” he said. “I have to get fired up about it.”