Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bulleted Road Trip '09

I used to go to a whole boatload of games. Even after I left the Bay Area, I shared season tickets for awhile. But for this year, I will only be going to one: last Monday, June 15, 2009. In addition, I no longer have any TV coverage, only internet radio. Since my attendance has become so rare I have decided that I should GROSSLY OVER-PRIORITIZE the impressions and insights that I garner from them. Seeing is believing, right?

Given that premise I decided to deliver a quick and dirty, rash, impulsive, opinionated and poorly thought-out journey. Shades of grey be damned!

* The BEST way to and from the Ballpark is the ferry. Free parking at Larkspur, comfy seats, hella view. Sweet!

* Indian food is fabulous! We found this place Masala next to Golden Gate Park and had it all to ourselves. Shrimp tandoori. Check out the naan.
* I want a living roof! I want it, I want it, I want it. The new Academy of Sciences is way cool. I practically grew up there so it was a trip to see this version. The rain forest is outstanding! JCP says check it out.

* Paying homage to deities in the Haight apparently doesn't overcome the incompetence of Zito.

* This was our first time on the Club Level. Nice, weirdly exclusive but nice. It must be the best place for foul balls, we had several near us in Sec 207. (Perfect view of Torres's splash! It was obvious the second he hit it.)

* Robyn made the wise choice of a Portabella sandwich. I blew it with a gratuitious garlic fries that sucked but enjoyed a Sheboygan (I love to say that.) Needless to say the Anchor Steams were perfect.

Whew, I need a break. I'll be back in a cyber second with my rash game review. Smoke 'em if you got 'em and remember sharing is caring.


Zo said...

"She is a truly great partner and makes me a better man every day."

True, and I'd say that she even makes you a better looking man every day.

Wait! Sorry, I was looking at Ganesh. Happy Anniversary, next time through schedule a visit with your old friends.

JC Parsons said...

Ouch! I deserved that. We promise to see you and your lovely wife real soon. Isn't MOC visiting this summer?

Brother Bob said...

Fabulous pictures! I left my heart in San Francisco. One MUST go to ballgames. I plan to attend the next River Cats game the next time the Grizzlies are in town. Bone up on my AAA knowledge.