It was so fun and so small-towny and so great all around. One very cool thing about the Eugene Em's, as we call them here, is that they play in the historic Civic Stadium -- it's 71 years old! And it really is as quaint as you would imagine, from the manual scoreboard to the location right in the middle of town.
We of course had ballpark food and beer for dinner. Now this was my first minor league game; I wasn't expecting anything special food-wise at all. Especially as my previous experience with ballgames had been Pacbell Park, home of the San Francisco Giants -- you seriously can get gourmet food there. And the garlic fries! To die for.
But I learned a little ballpark food lesson that night, I think: it's the heart of the ballpark and team that make the food taste good. Because the hot dog and fries that I ate were absolutely delicious.
So here's a little photo essay of our lovely evening, with a special focus on the FOOD, of course.
The view from the footbridge walking over.
They have these adorable little stands strewn about right outside.
This hot dog was so perfect.
I think it was the green grass, big lights, and cheers from the stands
that added just the right seasoning.
Oh and did I mention?
We had GREAT seats -- right in front of first base.
Only $9 each. Can't beat that!
With our Em's commemorative cup, of course.
Life is good.