Baseball season is here -- with the reigning World Series Champions, no less -- and with it a whole new summer at one of the best places in the Bay Area. I love AT&T Park. I can’t help it. I do.
I’m a Colorado girl, so a ballpark where fans kayak to catch splash balls is pretty sweet. The park is great if you’re not even into baseball. Last year, my friend and I caught the sunset from the upper reserve, which is seriously picture perfect. Literally. I uploaded a picture to Facebook from my phone right there.
The best seats in my opinion are not the expensive ones. The bleachers are where its at when it comes to flirting and having fun.
Where else can you heckle the players in a spot they can hear you? Or move closer to the cute guy or girl of your choice? If there are a bunch of screaming kids or obnoxious teenagers, or you feel like being obnoxious and don’t want to bug the family next to you, you can move up or down a few rows or even over an entire section.
IF YOU GO: Drinks can ding the pocketbook at the park. Pre-drink and catch the uber-convenient Caltrain or Muni (T-Third and N Judah lines.) Or grab a drink at 21st Amendment, just a few blocks away. Be prepared though, this place is popular and their Watermelon Wheat is a must.
Also, keep in mind you can bring food and even sealed non-alcoholic drinks with you. I know nothing says "I love baseball" like a hot juicy braut but grab the sunflower seeds and Coke at the Safeway just down the street beforehand and save yourself a couple bucks. You’ll want to spend that on the garlic fries instead.
Marika Krause produces news programs at NBC Bay Area.