It was a fund raising project for the local Breast Cancer Foundation. And since it’s a worthy cause that is dear to us (my mom and her battle with breast cancer), we decided to make a donation and in exchange we were given SF Giant tickets. I’m really not a huge sport fan, as a matter of fact I barely know any sport. But since I’ve made a pledged and got these tickets, I decided to watch the game and share the experience with family and friends.
The game starts at 7:15 PM, but didn’t get to AT&T Park till about eight. Forgive our belatedness, but we had the toughest time taking public transportation. We expected heavy traffic jam driving down San Francisco and thought that taking the BART and Muni would be best. I’ve taken the rapid transit before and thought it was a pleasant experience, but the transfer to railway was a brain teaser. Which transit should we take? Where’s the S Shuttle going? How about J, M & T? We were jumping from one platform to another. This is the problem with suburb residents like us, we easily get lost in the city. Hahaha!
Anyhow, we made it to ball park and ended in the food stand before taking our seats. We were all hungry from our suburb-to-the-city trip. I didn’t have any problems finishing a platter of Nacho Supreme and large cup of soda. I don’t usually like soda, but thirsty night trippers can’t be choosers. Right? And just when I thought I’ve curb my hunger with my $10 meal. (Yes, it’s freaking expensive!) I saw some folks passing by eating garlic fries. I just had to have it and ended buying some on the other side of the ball park. For how much? $7 freaking dollars! I almost had a heart attack when I saw their price list.
After that never-again meal, we decided to look for our seats which was all the way on the third floor. We could still see the players, but they were like a bug size. Hahaha! But again, that’s fine! Not a huge sport fan, remember? Besides, there’s a huge TV right across us where we can see the game. Add the gorgeous view of the city from where we were sitting. I absolutely thought that was perfect!
The game ended about 11:30 PM, with the SF Giants winning 11-6 over Milwaukee Brewers. I guess that’s something to cheer about, our home team won! The commute back home was a bit of a wait, as the line for Muni was a mile long or even longer. But half hour later, we were in Embarcadero station and on our way to the East Bay.
It was fun, can’t beleive a non-sport fan like me actually enjoyed the experience. The lines at the food stations might be long and their food overly expensive, add our long commute and even getting lost. But the company of family and good friends made it all worth it!