On Friday, myself and the lady friend had the pleasure of visiting Safeco Field in Seattle. The ballpark is stunning and as clean and friendly as the rest of Seattle.
Great selection of food, friendly and helpful ushers, great atmosphere - couldn't ask for more.
Without further ado, check out a couple of my favorite pictures:
- Row 43 in section 129 at Safeco field would NOT be my choice of seats if I could do it over again. Check out the picture above. It is like the mezzanine level back rows at Shea Stadium - you can't see anything hit in the air. The seats should be sold as obstructed view but aren't. I'm pretty pissed that those were the seats I got when I was clicking purchase as soon as tickets went on sale back in February.
- If you get Nachos Grande from the taco stand at the park, skip the beans. Your girlfriend will thank you. No more needs to be said about that.
- A little more on the food - the famed garlic fries are really good, but smell better than they taste. I thought they would somehow cook the garlic and parsley into the fries, but alas they didn't. Not disappointed, but the fries were nothing to write home about (or on a blog about?)
- Mariners fans have a lot to be frustrated about, but were surprisingly tame toward their lackluster bunch. When Carlos Silva gave up 7 runs in two thirds of an inning, they booed him, but it was more of a smattering than the vicious booing that my fellow Yankee fans have perfected. Everything is more laid back like that out in Seattle.
Overall, it was a great trip and I would recommend it to anyone.
Update (6/5/08 11:11 AM):
I would be remiss to point out that I visited Safeco Field right after the whole lesbian kiss controversey. Since I had been in Vegas right before visiting Seattle, I had been out of the loop on this whole lesbian kiss thing.
As my girlfriend and I entered the stadium, we heard a message over the PA that "inappropriate public displays of affection are grounds for ejection from the ballpark". This struck me as odd - I have been to many sports venues in my life and have NEVER heard such a thing. Heather and I had a laugh about it, and I decided not to pat her on the ass (even in a discrete manner) for the rest of the evening (at least until we were off the grounds of Safeco). Later on during our trip to Seattle, we heard a radio snippet from a morning show about the lesbian controversy, and we started putting the pieces together. Once I was back on the interwebs full-time (back at work), I was able to get the real deal from the always reliable Deadspin.com.
And no, I didn't see any hot lesbo action last Friday night (hotel room movie rentals are confidential, people). All I saw was a fat guy give up 7 runs in two thirds of an inning.
Also, I got a Seattle Mariners collectible train featuring JJ Putz as a giveaway when entering the stadium. If any Mariners fans read this and is it the missing piece of a collection, please email me and I will send it to you free of charge (you'll just have to cover postage).
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