USA trip: American Baseball

Last Friday I shared my Seattle highlights and visit to the Space Needle. I’ve always wanted to see a live American baseball game. I was thrilled when my friend Suzie Johnson told me that we’d be in Seattle on a baseball weekend. The Seattle Mariners are her team and they were playing an afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field.

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We visited the merchandise store and I purchased Seattle Mariners baseball caps to take home to the family. Since we had arrived early, we walked around the staduim and absorbed the atmosphere.

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The photo below was taken from the seating right next to the diamond.

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We had purchased seats in the cafe, which is different to what I’m used to back home at sporting venues. The seats came with a food voucher for lunch. We sat at a long bar style table right in front of the window. The photo below was taken during lunch while we watched the game.

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The Mariners ended up losing the game, but Suzie and I enjoyed a lovely day at the baseball despite the loss. The other thing I’ll always associate with baseball is dirty chips. I walked around the stadium and all I could smell was garlic. We have hot chips in Australia, usually seasoned with salt and occasionally with chicken salt. My kids like hot chips with tomato sauce (ketchup). Dirty chips are seasoned with garlic, chilli, parsley, parmesan and chopped pork belly. I couldn’t resist ordering a bowl, just to see if they tasted as good as they smelled!

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Stop by next Friday to read about another highlight from my USA trip…the great train adventure.

4 thoughts on “USA trip: American Baseball

  1. Love this, Narelle. I went to see the Yankees play at Yankee Stadium in NYC in 2012. Absolutely loved it. They sure know how to entertain a crowd. I was amazed at the quality of seating and food choices. We Aussies could sure learn a thing or 2.

    But I didn’t get to try some of those chippees. Maybe next time.

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    • Hi Ian, Wow, I’d love to see the Yankees play in NYC! Romance Writers of America has their annual conference in NYC every few years – one day I’ll get there. I’d also love to see the US Open Tennis. You’ll have to try the chips next time! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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