Its Baseball Season officially now. All the clubs are playing in their home fields, and not down in Florida or Arizona (except for the clubs that belong there), and things are starting to happen. Boston is off to a horrible start, people are breaking arms, Manny retired because he didn’t want to face the humiliation of another steroid scandal, Berry Bonds is under House arrest, and my beloved Brewers are of to a rousing 6 and 5 record! Its here, the Boys of Summer are definitely back in the swing.
So what are you drinking? As a Brewer fan, my options are pretty much limited inside Miller Field to basically MGD. I do like the plastic bottles however because they have screw on lids and you can keep the bees and flies away from your brew. Also there are several full on restaurants inside the new ball park, so if I want I can always go grab a Knob Creek and watch from the upper deck inside the Applebees or whatever chain thing is in there. So while my options are limited, it doesn’t mean that yours are. What are you drinking at the ball park this season?…
I have a buddy that is a huge Chicago Cubs fan, and he tries to get back to Chicago a couple times a year to watch his beloved Cubbies. He is a craft beer nerd like the rest of us, but when he goes to the ball park for some reason he craves Old Style. Yes, the beer of choice when I was in college, and a fizzy yellow lager. But he grew up going to Wrigley Field and getting a hot dog and a couple of cold Old Styles. So what the heck, that fits him, and makes his experience complete. A guilty pleasure to be sure, but a pleasure none the less.
So how about you? Do you switch to fizzy yellow lagers when watching a game in the seats or on your couch? Is there a macro that you identify with? Has your stadium switched to some better beers? What is your guilty pleasure? Play Ball!