One of the things I have enjoyed most about living in Seattle is seeing ballgames at Safeco Field. There is nothing better that a “dog and a beer” on a sunny day at the ballpark. We have probably seen more than a dozen games during our two years here. Of course when our Detroit Tigers come to town we try and see every game of the series.
When the games have been on weekdays, we often walk the mile and half from our office to the ballpark. On a warm day, it is great to stroll down 1st avenue, stopping for the occasional adult beverage on the way. Often we would end of at Jimmy’s on First which is a nice upscale bar/restaurant right across from the ballpark. Claire loved the calamari there, which was served as “logs” of breaded and deep fried squid.
This year we had a going away party with our exec team and had access to a suite for game one of the series. We missed game two. But yesterday, on day #1 of our Seattle Sixty, we saw game #3. We had pretty good seats about half way up on the 1st base line. The only downside was we were in the shade. Even though it was a sunny-mid 70’s day, it was a bit chilly in the shade. But you have nothing to complain about with you are at the ballpark on a sunny Sunday afternoon, watching your hometown team, having a dog and a beer, and enjoying the day.
While Claire has not historically been a sports fan, she does enjoy (or at least pretends to enjoy) a day at the ballpark with me. I enjoy explaining some of the nuances of the game, and baseball has the perfect pace for casual conversation.
Yesterday was no exception, and we had a relaxing afternoon (once we got parked) enjoying the day. It was a perfect way to start our Seattle Sixty!