Pros of the stadium:
- it’s inside and nice and cool despite the Phoenix heat outside
- there are dogs for adoption in the back to see and pet
- everything is labeled well in the walking corridors
-Simba interlude video they had on the jumbo-tron was pretty great
- you can get a free drink by signing up at a station before the 2nd inning as claiming to be a “designated driver”
- it feels like you’re in a giant warehouse
- shorter people should not sit on the front rows next to the field due to low visibility because of the high wall and seat placement
- the field plays fast and is astroturf (not a player, but I still think natural grass is just better)
Diamondbacks started out hot scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning off 2 home runs. Marte’s 482 ft bomb tied this seasons current distance record. Escobar’s home run was a moon-shot right along the 3rd base line where we were sitting causing us to look straight up and wonder if it was going to hit the ceiling or not from that angle.
The diamondbacks would score more runs later on in a few other innings and the Mets only run was a solo shot by Ramos. Mets were simply shut down by some really good D-back pitching.
Final 7-1, D-backs.
I sat on the very front row in section 132 along Left Field line. It was the 1st time I’ve ever sat that close at an MLB game, and it truly was a cool experience. No foul balls were caught though.
I learned of and bought the really nice MLB Pass-port book that has detailed information for each stadium. You get a stamp for each stadium on it’s respective page. You have space to write that stadium’s game score recap and stats too.
I bought a Hirano Jersey t-shirt with his name in Japanese. It’s pretty cool.
I ate a “Big-dawg” hot dog that’s a foot long (at least), cream cheese, bacon bits, jalapeño, and deep-fried jalapeños on top. It was good, but the bun itself could have been better.
No screen appearance, and only a few people stopped and asked about my sign.