401 E Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
August 24, 2018
Thanks to the guided tour earlier in the day, we got to see most of Chase Field already so we didn't have to get to the game as early as we typically do to explore. Game time was 6:40 pm and gates opened at 5 pm. We found a small street lot near the park for $20. According to Lisa's weather app, it was 102 degrees.
Outside the stadium, we took our traditional photos:
Here's a video for your amusement.
We had a hard time with food options here. Nothing peaked our interest, but the heat did do a number on our appetite. We did check things out so that we could report back to you. This is what we found:
*The Double Headers concession stands offer $2 value items and $4 draft beers
*There is a Churro Dog for $10.50
*Specialty hot dogs that look like they'd make you spent the night in the bathroom after eating them: the Tot Dog, Asada Dog, Sonoran Dog, and Chicken Enchilada Dog.
*Taste of Chase stand offered vegan and other healthy dishes like the Field Roast Vegan Dog, the Classic Vegan Burger, Chicken Kale Caesar salad, and the Sonoran Vegan Wrap.
What we ended up choosing was your basic soft serve in a helmet cup for $8. Lame, we know. Both of us got the swirl option, but Serena went with rainbow sprinkles and chocolate syrup and Lisa ordered rainbow sprinkles and crumbled oreos.
Lisa obviously videoed her. There's probably a special place in hell for people like us who photograph and film total strangers in their element. And then upload it to their blog. A blog that no one reads.
Lisa decided that when she's old and grey, she too will be traveling to games and performing with flags.
In the 4th inning, you can meet Baxter at his Den in the Sandlot. We needed to do that. There was no question. It was practically a moral imperative. It should be noted that we were second on line. Behind a small child. A very small child.
The game did not go so well for the D-Backs. The matchup was Zack Godley of the Diamondbacks and Erasmo Ramirez of the Mariners. It was a borderline ass kicking with some effort on the part of the Diamondbacks to stage a comeback. The final score was 6-3.
fireworks show, there was a performance by a Christian rock band, but we didn't stay for that because we didn't care. To each his own.
We got back to the hotel in 10 minutes, which was a nice treat compared to what we're accustomed to dealing with in New York. Usually it takes us anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.