Here’s a great read courtesy of Dan Lindsey’s “Diamond Baseball Tours” Facebook page and reprinted from the New York Times “Five Thirty Eight” Column by Nate Silver. My home park is AT&T in San Francisco and it’s without a doubt one of the very best.
“Classic Primanti Bros Sandwich” includes salad and french fries piled inside”
However, I can understand the PNC Pittsburgh #1 ranking. I was there in 2010 and the first clue was the accessible parking. We were on a tour bus and the bus parked less than a 5 minute walk away from the main entrance. Ordinary tour buses dropped us off and then we walked a marathon to get back to the bus, if we could even find it! Second great thing about the park was the food. “Primanti Bros.” may sound familiar. They’re on a “100 Things To Do Before you die” list. It’s a beautiful park with friendly staff.
“Fenway’s Wooden Scoreboard”
The #2 Ranking to Boston’s Fenway Park is also understandable. I’ve been there twice and both times it was an emotional experience. Probably the park’s history, and I don’t know why, but the “Sweet Caroline” and “MTA” songs that were played both times brought the house down with everyone singing at the top of their lungs. I can’t explain it ~ neither song has anything to do with baseball. It’s just one of those things. It’s an old and beautiful wooden park with a lot of class and truly devoted fans, where they still post the daily baseball scores on a wooden board by hand.
So it was easy to acquiesce those two parks to my beloved AT&T. Good read and a great job Nate Silver, bringing us right up to the 2012 playoffs.
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Some of the above pictures courtesy of Fox Sports MLB’s Best Food List.
I just found out I’m going to the Oakland A’s – Detroit Tigers game on Mother’s Day so I went online to find out what’s for dinner! My search found this great website with such tantalizing food pictures I think I’ll conjure up some ballpark food for dinner tonight!
One of my favorite ballpark foods is the Primanti Brothers Sandwich at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. When I was there the fans were lined up around the block for this one. The special sandwich (pictured above) includes not only the roast beef, but also the salad and french fries stacked high and part of the sandwich.
And someday I’m going to try those Rocky Mountain Oysters at Coors Stadium. Or maybe I’ll watch someone else try them but it’ll still be an experience.
And for dessert it’s a toss-up between those yummy looking cupcakes at Safeco Field in Seattle and the funnel cakes at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
If you don’t have plans for your mom, your kid’s mom or someone else that’s really special on Mother’s Day why not consider taking her to dinner at the Ballpark! You’ll get to enjoy the camaraderie of some the greatest fans in all of sports, hopefully a great game and some really terrific food.
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