Sorry it’s taken me so long to write. It’s a 10 hour round trip. driving, and I added shopping and a stay over, so….
That said, it was an awesome game to be at. Terrific comeback win against a guy who looked unbeatable with a two-run lead. Now the Giants have a 2-0 lead in the Serious, and head into Texas looking to put a hammer lock on the series.
The pitching, outside of a few struggles by Lincecum, has been nails. Cain is able. Freddie is ready. Uribe is a “whole lot of happy.” So am I.
As for my experience at PacBell….
The food is horrible. It’s embarrassing, really. In a city that prides itself on having some of the best restaurants in the world, the shit, the absolute SHIT that they sell should make them hide their faces in shame. Especially at those prices. $9 dollars for a Silver Bullet that is hardly even cool. The hot dogs, at Triple A Club Level, no less, were abysmal. The garlic fries were soggy, and warm. The sushi –in San Francisco, mind you– was inedible. Were I in charge, I’d fire every vendor in the place, save, Cha Cha’s. Somebody told me the brats were good. I didn get one, because not one of the vendors could handle the crowd. There were lines everywhere, for the entire game.
The Giants do so much so well, they handle the history of the team, the fly over was great, Tony Bennett, come on. Awesome.
They were understaffed everywhere, and, inconceivably, left money on the table by being so. It definitely took a little away from the experience. Just a little, but still. Warm beer?
Anyway, great guys in my section, 211, K, 5,6. Parker, I never got your email. Leave me a backtalk with it, and I’ll keep up with your travels in Texas. Fly safe.
To everyone else I partied with… If you leave a backtalk, tell me your seat so I can put a face with the name.
UPDATE: Ummm….. Ian? A Silver Bullet is a Coors Light beer, not a slice of pizza. :-0
Other than that…. I am a food snob, sure. But the food I’ve had at PacBell has gotten worse. It’s been ten years since they opened. I was there the day they played the very first baseball game there. Preseason, 2000, against the Yankees. Posada hit it in the water, first home run at PacBell. The food that night was very good, not great, but very good. Wednesday night, the food was atrocious. So was the service.
OK, not what I was there for, fine.
San Francisco is one of the great food cities in the world. The standard is, and should be, higher.