What a hoot! When I first found out about the Garlic Festival to be held at AT&T Park I knew I had to be there. I mean how many blogs are out there about this very subject? And a book entitled “Garlic Fries and Baseball” no less. To be perfectly honest it wasn’t about the garlic fries so much ~ I’ve eaten plates full.
I’ve been to the Gilroy Garlic Festival many times and to tell you the truth, when I found out they were going to have “Herbie” the bobble head, I had to have one. So I dragged my dear husband to the ballpark today and we got in line at the Will Call, and again at the Main Gate and the food court and finally at the bobble head give-away table. And I got my bobble head.
There’s something really special about being out in the warm sunshine, on the waterfront at AT&T Park, well any ballpark really, but especially at AT&T. We met some really nice people, talked a little baseball and talked a lot of garlic. Smiles were abundant and today the smell of that yummy garlic was everywhere. Garlic fries were the best of course, but the garlic bread and incredible sauce slathered all over the tender tasty pieces of calamari was to die for. I knew my husband would share his calamari with me (he thinks it tastes like rubber bands) and that I’d have to give up a little bread and fries in the trade, but it was okay. It was all good. I love this stuff.
I understand they’re planning on making this an annual event. I sure hope so. We’ll definitely be back next year. We didn’t stay for the game; instead headed back on Caltrain around 5:30 and arrived home just in time for the first pitch on the telly.
The first pitch this time turned out to be a home run for Cincinnati. I was rather relieved for Matt Cain. The way I look at it ~ the prospect of a no-hitter, one-hitter, and perfect game were no longer issues and he could relax and enjoy the game with the rest of us. Final score was Cincinnati 5, Giants 1, but you know what? It was okay. After these past few weeks, the Giants have treated us to some really special moments and right now, at least for today, they’re standing alone in 1st place in the National League West.
Life is really, really good. Don’t you just love it? Garlic fries and baseball I mean.
- Garlic Festival 2012 in Gilroy California (vinoconvistablog.me)
- Win A Free Copy of “Garlic Fries and Baseball: The Book”! (garlicfriesandbaseball.wordpress.com)
- Miller Park in the finals of ESPN’s “Battle of the Ballparks” (fox6now.com)
- Police: 5 suspected of stealing 9.5 tons of garlic (sfgate.com)