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San Jose Giants Baseball Games Best in Silicon Valley 2008

By Jean Bedord | July 10, 2008

From the Host Mom:
The annual vote is in, and the games and ballpark for this single A baseball team is a favorite with the San Jose Mercury News readers. This excerpt pretty much sums up the attraction:

“The prices at AT&T Park a bit much for your wallet? The Giants having a less-than-stellar year? Grinding up the Peninsula to China Basin just not worth it? There is an alternative for a nice night of baseball on a warm summer evening.

The Class A San Jose Giants play at Municipal Stadium, not far from downtown, and taking in a game there is a little like drifting back to a simpler time when baseball wasn’t a sport under investigation by the feds and Congress.”

My family has enjoyed minor league baseball over the years, particularly the food:

“And there’s Turkey Mike’s BBQ, the place to be before the game. Turkey Mike’s offers up good, solid barbecue – chicken, ribs, Philly cheesesteaks – in a picnic setting behind the third base side bleachers. (The top-priced thing on the menu is a rib dinner at $10.95, which defines reasonable dining these days.) Beer and wine are available, and you can get Gordon Biersch garlic fries just as you can at AT&T.”

Of course, there’s some baseball as well, and the Giants are the defending California League champions. You can see young players on their way up and veteran players rehabbing.

Who could ask for anything more from a convenient field of dreams?”

It’s summer and time for baseball…

Host Mom, Jean

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