Since I am still reeling a bit from my lousy box of triple-threads, I have not really felt like blogging about cards that much. I had a post all ready to go about Edinson Volquez, but never pulled the trigger. I was going to do a nice little write-up on Jason Varitek and his surprising season thus far, but never have gotten around to it, and I have thought about posting my second box of Topps Finest, but have not felt like scanning. I got the baseball card blues, baby.
So for giggles, I thought I would toss around to my five readers a question, just to learn a little bit about your teams and their stadiums.
I was listening to our local sports affiliate that has some crews down in Arizona for the Blazers/Suns series. The radio announcer had the chance to go take in an Arizona Diamondbacks game the other night and was completely taken aback to know that the Diamondbacks have a major concession problem...they sell out of hotdogs by the second inning...every night! He says he has never been in any stadium, in any sport that has such a dysfunctional concession stand situation. I was wondering if any of you are Arizona fans and can confirm this oddity.
Then I started thinking of stadiums that I have been to and my favorite and least favorite features about them. I would have to say that Safeco Field brings memories of garlic fries, seagulls, and a train that passes by outside the stadium each game. The stadium features a mostly seafood affair, from clam chowder to fish and chips, as well as all the standard stadium fair.
By far the oddest concession stand I have visited is in the Rose Garden in Portland, where there is a popcorn/espresso stand. An odd combination to say the least, and each time that I have been there the stand employee does not seem to have a clue how to use the espresso maker and once even had a patron come behind the counter and make his own espresso!
Kind of a disjointed post, but your assignment is to tell me about your team's stadiums and your favorite/least favorite features about the concessions of the stadium.
Pedro, by Pedro Martinez and Michael Silverman
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