AT&T Park has the look and feel that all other ballparks should envy and look up to. The outside’s aesthetic of brick and steel has turned into the staple combination of the modern ballpark and the science of the ballpark may have been all but perfected with AT&T. Every seat in AT&T offers something unique whether it be a view of the kayakers awaiting a home run ball in McCovey Cove or a view of the Bay Bridge from the right field seats. Aesthetics aside, AT&T offers a plethora of signature style foods and drinks true to the Bay area.
Right off the bat we had to get down with some garlic fries. Every food and travel app on our Windows Phones stressed the importance of trying the Gilroy’s Garlic Fries at AT&T. They didn’t disappoint. One could compare the sheer volume of flavor to the size of Barry Bonds’ head. Barry Bonds’ head being the volume of flavor. Barry Bond’s has an unusually large head. The garlic is picked fresh from, Gilroy, California, the garlic capital of the world, not more than 77 miles from the park.
The second bucketlist item on our list was the Ghirardelli Hot Fudge Sunday. Located just to the left of that mammoth Coca-Cola bottle slide that casts a shadow over the outfield concourse like Barry Bonds’ head used to eclipse the sunlight over left field. Ghirardelli Square has been a staple in downtown SF since 1852, so it’s fitting they offer a stand behind left field to showcase their freshly made ice cream and chocolates. It was over the top good and exactly what we needed right before out next bucketlist item.
Nothing like a 20 minute kayak to McCovey Cove with a belly full of garlic fries, sliders and a hot fudge sunday, but we did it for the sake of the list. Even with all the grueling stomache aches we’d have to endure on the rough seas of the San Francisco Bay, it was worth it. Even if we missed a bench clearing scuffle in the middle of a great game, it was worth it. Kayaking in McCovey Cove, although young by comparison to most fan traditions, has quickly risen to the top of things to do while at a ballgame. So worth it. And you can do it too!