Before the pandemic, going to a baseball game in a crowded stadium was possible. We used to also have weddings, and sometimes we even left our home state to go places. I went to a wedding in California to see my cousin get hitched back in 2017. Then we went to an amazing baseball game at Oracle Park (a.k.a AT&T Stadium) in San Francisco. I bought myself a Giants ball cap from a street vendor and my uncle had procured tickets for the whole family. My brother-in-law, and sister met us for pre-game beers at a local brewery called Cellarmaker. I always wait until the 7th inning stretch to buy a beer at a ball park, because they are kind of expensive. I can milk the abnormally large beer for the rest of the game, even if it goes into extra innings. I think I paid about $20 for my 20 oz beer, so that’s $1 per oz. This is not a particularly good price, but the selection was excellent. Lagunitas, Anchor, and 21st Amendment were available back when I was there. The Internet tells me that Local Brewing, and Russian River are on the menu now, or will be when we are all allowed back in the park. We had a great time, and I was really impressed when foul balls went into the Bay, and when gulls were dive bombing for hotdogs. The Giants didn’t win that game, but everyone wins with a 20oz brew and great live entertainment in the sun. I hope you get to go to your favorite ball park soon! I have a good feeling the 2022 baseball season will be closer to normal. In the meantime, buy the cardboard cutout for yourself, and make sure you have a beer in your hand to show how much fun you are having!
Cheers to getting back to normal, and in the meantime, live abnormally well, when you can!
This original oil painting, and signed prints are available at my Etsy shop.