Good Game, Bad Brisket
When the security guard came out to warn my buddy Rad, I was worried. We were having such a good time last night at this game and it looked like the Nats were even going to win. Sure Rad was heckling the bullpen, but that is why we bought the seats directly above the visiting bullpen in the first place. Much like the efforts of Chad Cordero and Jon Rauch in the top of the 9th, we flirted with disaster yet the night ended well.
It started with a ride in an E-cruzer. For those unfamiliar, an e-cruzer looks like a modified golf cart that has 6 seats including the driver. The eco-friendly, 100 percent electric vehicle was cruising east down M St as my buddies and I walked west bound.
My friend TJ was familiar with the concept; E-cruzer will give you a free ride to the stadium, though the drivers accept tips. TJ flagged the driver down, he turned around, and we happily jumped in the bizarre looking thing and saved ourselves the 10 minute walk from 8th St to the centerfield entrance. As we spoke with the driver, he explained E-Cruzers is waiting to sign a deal with the Nats to ensure the service is provided at all home games; if anybody with the Nats is reading (and I doubt they are) sign the deal, the E-cruzer was awesome.
I checked out a couple new aspects of the stadium. The first doesn't have a big impact on me but somehow I ended up buying a soda from the Rookies Concession Stand. The Rookie stand is geared toward kids, offering PB&J sandwiches and smaller sizes than the regular concession stands. For families, people who like PB&J, or cheapskates looking for smaller ice cream concessions, the Rookie stand seems to be quite advantageous. The stand is located in the Strike Zone across from the Red Porch, next to the batting cages.
I also made my debut with Red, Hot & Blue; renamed Red, Hot & Blah. I got the brisket sandwich platter which included the sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad for $12.50. I was comfortable with the price; the comparable price at a restaurant was about $10. The baked beans were good, the best thing on the plate, with chunks of celery and onion complimenting the sweet sauce. Cole slaw was pretty good, no discernable flavor, tasted mass produced but I imagine it is. The potato salad was decent, though there was more mayonnaise than the Dutch like on their French fries. If you're a mayo lover the potato salad is for you, but you should probably get a consultation with a cardiac specialist on the side. The main event on this plate, the beef brisket sandwich, was disappointing.
The meat was dry and salty; it had the consistency of jerky. BBQ sauce was available at the cashier, and if I had to do it over again I would have loaded sauce onto the sandwich. I have eaten at Red, Hot & Blue before and know their product is better than what I had last night. I hope they can improve the stadium brisket.
Back to back home runs by Zim and Nick the Neck outweighed any negatives from the jerky, er brisket, and the four-run burst in the 7th against the Atlanta bullpen made us believe the heckling worked. On this night all things ended well, including Atlanta's bullpen coach, Eddie Perez, being very cool in defeat. The same coach who had called over the security guard earlier in the game concluded the evening throwing a ball up to my friend Rad.
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