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Baseball Game Craves & Savors

4 Apr

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What’s not to love about baseball games? Watching America’s favorite past time has always been enjoyable, especially growing up when the San Francisco Giants played at Candlestick Park and bleacher seat specials were $1. In addition to being able to bring in our own drinks and snacks into the stadium, vendors walked around selling red vines, malts, cracker jacks, and cotton candy. The quality time with family and friends at the game and the food made watching the actual game that much more enjoyable. Now-a-days, prices for seats are not quite as ‘special,’ but everything else still has the same appeal.

My bf and I attended the last game of the opening series at the LA Dodger’s stadium, where Big Time Timmy Jim Lincecum was the starting pitcher. We had awesome seats behind the Giants dugout, between home plate and first base, which also gave us access to the Stadium Club, where food options are a little less pretzels, fries, and nachos and a little more salads, cheeses, and veggies. After the third inning in which the Giants scored 4 runs, including 3 runs that came in from a home run by Pablo Panda Sandoval, we headed to get some food for the next three innings where we sat out in the patio of the Stadium Club that overlooks the field, and has TVs plastered everywhere inside the bar and dining areas. We both ordered the Famous Chef’s Table (buffet). I filled two plates full of food, including the tomato wedge salad, roasted beet salad, sauteed broccolini, classic caesar, faurot farms crunch salad, quinoa salad, asian noodle salad, couscous salad, shrimp cocktail, salmon en croute, garlic roasted mashed potato and mushroom ragout pizza. For dessert, we had the banana cream pie, which I was craving after seeing it delivered to a neighboring table. We savored the sweet dessert, while witnessing Buster Posey hit one over the wall for another home run. We headed back down to our sets, in time for the seventh inning stretch. The Giants proceeded to win the game 5-3, and won the series 2-1, which allowed us to also savor sweet sweet victory. “For it’s root root root for the GIANTS, if they don’t win it’s a shame, ‘cuz it’s one, two, three strikes your out at the ol’ ball game!”