AT&T Park

Laura and I recently went on vacation to San Francisco. When I travel, I like to hit cities with Major League Baseball teams. I’m a huge baseball fan and love seeing different stadiums. It’s a shame I wasn’t able to write blog posts about any of them yet but to give this post some context, a list of MLB stadiums I’ve been to: Fenway Park, Camden Yards, Wrigley Field, Citi Field, Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, PNC Park, Citizens Bank Park, and now the home of the San Francisco Giants: AT&T Park.

Here is a photo from our seats, they aren’t nearly as good as what I paid for them. For what it’s worth, tickets here were generally a bunch more than they’d cost at Fenway (notorious for high prices):

Photo by Matt Aromando (July 2012 – San Francisco, CA)

One thing I loved (and haven’t seen elsewhere) was the fact that at the top of each staircase in the stands there was an usher with a sign that kept people from returning to their seats while there was a batter in the box. This is great! I hate when people can’t stop getting up during a game and interrupting my enjoyment of said game. Bravo, Giants:

Photo by Matt Aromando (July 2012 – San Francisco, CA)

Wandy Rodríguez of the Houston Astros pitching to Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval:

Photo by Matt Aromando (July 2012 – San Francisco, CA)

The specialty food item at AT&T Park? Garlic fries. They dice up what I can only describe as a whole bulb of garlic per serving of these fries. We split them. They were really good but we also really like garlic (and I guess San Francisco does too).

Photo by Matt Aromando (July 2012 – San Francisco, CA)

Giants win, 5-1!

Photo by Matt Aromando (July 2012 – San Francisco, CA)

Laura and I after the game:

Photo by unknown (July 2012 – San Francisco, CA)

We were promised a fireworks show after the game but when we arrived we were surprised there would also be a laser show!

Photo by Matt Aromando (July 2012 – San Francisco, CA)

Think that photo looks lame? Well that’s exactly how boring it looked in person, too. (couldn’t be all good, right?)

The fireworks were a lot more impressive:

Photo by Matt Aromando (July 2012 – San Francisco, CA)

AT&T park was a good experience and a really nice park. I was glad to see the home team win.

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