Tuesday, April 24, 2012

At-Game Recap: April 23 vs. Braves

Sure, fans at Safeco Field saw a perfect game this weekend, but 26,376 of us at Dodger Stadium saw Juan Uribe go 4 for 4 last night. Which is the rarer feat? Only time will tell.

Thanks again to my ticket pimp Sax for setting me up with some great seats*. Mrs. Orel and I attended a game so exciting the fellow next to us actually tripped and fell one row down (only his dignity was injured).

On to the pix!

The sight that greets you as you approach the Reserve Level.

We want this on a T-shirt!

2012 concession prices, Part 1 (click to enlarge). Although I saw a stand charging $13.25 for a large premium beer. Egads!

2012 concession prices, Part 2.

Mr. Jetpack Hot Chocolate Vendor. He even carries a can of whipped cream! (I did not spot any marshmallows, however.)

Rancho Ardiendo!

* Sax recounts the procuring of said tickets thusly: "Last year, the AAA had a 'Triple of the Game' promotion where you would get free tickets to a future Dodgers game should someone hit a triple that day. Except by the time I had gotten to the booth, Tony Gwynn Jr. had already hit a triple. Basically the AAA was giving away free tickets, so I signed up. And in the offseason, I got a voucher good for one of six dates (none of which were promotion nights). So I got these tickets against the Braves for freeeeeee."

photos by SoSG Orel


Fred's Brim said...


Hideo Nomo said...

4-hit games in Juan Uribe's career: 5
Perfect games in that same span: 5

(6 if you count Gallaraga.)

MR.F said...

Phone Company Stadium also sells hot chocolate. Dunno about whipped cream, though. When I went to the game with my Dodger friend, he considered getting some, but decided against it. He said, "I don't want to get hot chocolate that has been warming against somebody's back for the past 2 hours."

Dusty Baker said...

I count Gallaraga.

Steve Sax said...

"hot chocolate comes free with back sweat! no extra charge"

Hideo Nomo said...

@DB: Thus making Urine's feat even rarer.

Steve Sax said...

Orel: what caused your section-mate to trip and fall?

Was it like this fine spectator?