This past weekend was opening weekend for MLB baseball fans all across the country. What’s the best part about a baseball game? The gram slams? The pop fly and foul balls that unexpectedly fly into the crowd as the fans battle to catch them? How about the singing of the traditional “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” tune during the 7th inning stretch? Nope, none of that compares to that first bite of a hot dog loaded with relish, ketchup, and mustard hot off the grill all nestled in a toasty bun. Wash it down with a side of chips and a sweet soda or ice cold beer and you’ve got yourself one happy fan.
That’s exactly what I did this past weekend. It was a beautiful 80 something sunny day Sunday and perfect for tailgating before the Marlins vs. Mets game. My boyfriend and I feel we can cook better for less and actually enjoy it more. It’s not that we’re against paying the prices for food or drink at the concessions but the quality of the food is horrible. It tastes worse when the cost is 3x as much.
I’m a big germaphobe too. I recently read an ESPN story how dirty and germ infested professional stadiums are. All across the country they were inspected by Health Departments which found high bacteria levels and cockroach infested kitchens in some areas. That’s pretty gross! We did however buy some beer and peanuts. A ballgame isn’t a ballgame without an ice cold beer and some salty nuts while watching the game.
I’m more of a baseball than football fan. I like going to most professional sporting events, but mostly to people watch. I understand baseball better than other sports. Maybe because my dad was a Pirates fan and spent summers watching baseball and back in the day most homes had only one television, so you were watching what the parents put on.
The game ended up going into an extra inning and the Marlins lost to the Mets 6 to 3 And after the game Miami’s own Mr. 305 (Pitbull) played a short concert on the field. I had a great time and look forward to going to more games and tailgating of course. Truth be told, that’s my favorite part.
Do you tailgate or buy food at the concession stands?
Do you people watch the fans more than the game?
Did you attend an opening MLB game this past weekend?