A cafe at a ballpark? On the surface, it sounds stupid. But digging deep into it, it makes the most sense.
I heard about this over the weekend but really didn’t pay much attention to it. Then this morning, I decided to look more into this new cafe AT&T Park is putting together at the ballpark and I was confused on how I should react.
My first initial reaction was that this was stupid. Ballparks shouldn’t have cafes like Starbucks or a Peet’s. Whatever happened to a simple ballpark with hot dogs and beer? And as one of my friends pointed out, the stereotype of Giants bandwagon fans not paying attention to the game gets furthered with this. This cafe idea to me was just not necessary.
But then again, that Build-A-Bear wasn’t necessary either and the Giants embraced it. I then realized that this is the way the Giants will always be. They aren’t your typical, classic baseball atmosphere. That was lost when they left Candlestick Park.
If you haven’t caught wind of it, last night gave us a major glimpse of how bad these Heat “fans” are. Their team is down five with less than a minute to go. If you’ve watched the NBA at any point in time in your life, you know that a deficit like that can be overcome. Especially with a team that talented like the Heat, you can’t just assume that the game is over.
But apparently these Heat fans thought so. The mass exodus of the arena is pretty embarrassing. What’s even worse is that when they found out the game went into overtime, they all tried to get back into the arena. The “No Re-Entry” policy was in effect and nobody was allowed to get back in.
I’ve always made fun of the Heat bandwagon fans and now the local and national media have joined me. This is embarrassing and it surprises me why anyone who paid good money to see a game would leave the game early. It wasn’t like a double-digit blowout. But of course, these are the things only basketball fans would know.