File this under weird and wacky news: mentally ill man somehow fools the system into giving him the deed to Petco Park.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a gentleman took legal title ownership away from the city and the Padres by filling out a title transfer form.
The wild thing is that it went through.
Because no money exchanged hands, the man – identified as Derris McQuaig – does not actually own Petco Park. The court recognizes that the deed ownership is bogus. However, this does raise questions about how property is deeded in California.
No word on whether Mr. McQuaig is also going to try to trade James Shields.