Take Me Out To The Ball Game
So apparently I have RAGING seasonal allergies. I didn’t develop them until about a year ago, so when they hit me this time I kind of didn’t realize what was wrong with me. I also haven’t found a drug that helps alleviate them without nasty side effects…boo. At any rate, because I didn’t know that all the crud flying around in the air was making me miserable, I went to a Giants game. If I had known, I might have stayed home…what a shame that would have been!
I attended Japanese Heritage Night at AT&T Park with some friends…it was so much fun!
We hit up a local restaurant for some brews and some (non-vegan) fish tacos. They were delicious!
AT&T Park is right on the water…it’s definitely my favorite ball park. I’ve only been to three of them, but this one has the best views and it’s fairly new as well. Although most places aren’t so cold and foggy all the time, which makes the overall experience here a little iffy some times. Luckily the weather was great!
I found out that the bleacher seats are where it’s at. People were heckling the opposing team’s outfielders (although I was a little bit sad when some fans chose to harass the opposing player about his Japanese last name – surely there are other things to pick on that aren’t xenophobic or racist?), kids were jumping around all over the place, and because the tickets are cheaper out there the beers were flowing pretty freely.
We were down for a long time but the Giants finally got some runs in. The Brewers got in another two runs in the 7th inning to take the game, but we were pretty excited about the runs that we DID get in!
We had some of the famous garlic fries (ate them all before I could snap a photo!) and I also had an Irish Cocoa!! I loved it, but I am also worried that I am turning into my mother. She loves Irish coffee.
Of course, I forgot to get a photo of the whole crew (there was a group of 30 of us). It wasn’t until the game was over and the sea gulls were dive bombing for food that I remembered to get a picture….most of the group had already ran for cover!