LOS ANGELES -- As it turns out, Padres closer Huston Street brought back more than just memories from his first All-Star Game experience earlier this week.
Street brought home a lot more luggage than he carried to Kansas City, as he loaded up on souvenirs for his friends, family and teammates before flying back to San Diego on Wednesday.
"I bought everything ... hats, shirts, fleeces and extra jerseys for friends who might want them," Street said on Friday before the Padres opened a three-game series at Dodger Stadium.
"But that's what it's about -- sharing."
Street, who didn't appear in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, joked that he might have blown his All-Star Game award bonus of $25,000 that's included in the contract extension he signed with the Rockies in January 2010.
Street said he wasn't very discerning when it came to deciding which souvenirs to purchase and take home.
"I picked out whatever I liked," he said.
Street, who admitted to not being a big collector of baseball memorabilia, even if it's his own, said he did bring back something for himself to commemorate his first All-Star Game.
"I got my [batting practice] jersey signed by the NL squad," he said. "And they send you a team ball as well."