Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fried Oreos. Oh And A Baseball Game Too.

The Doon Clan partook in our first Naturals game last night, an event I've been looking forward to for months.  I was excited for many reasons- a) it's pro baseball of course, b) it was my first chance to see Brett Eibner since his Razorback days, and c) it was cap night.

It's still a tad on the chilly side around here for baseball, but overall,  it was a perfect night for a game.  Brett Eibner was the DH and leadoff batter for the Naturals, but didn't do much of note.  I was disappointed that he wasn't in the field, because that guy can cover some ground in center.  The tickets we bought enabled us to sit at the picnic tables behind home plate, which is ideal when bringing along 2 little ones.  We can spread our food out on the table and the 3 year old can color or play with toys.

This was the bounty of the evening.  I'm pretty stoked about this cap, both in terms of looks and quality, especially for a stadium giveaway.  The sponsor logo is understated on the side and doesn't detract from the cap.  It was worth the price of admission on it's own.

And as great as the hat was, and the fact I was at a baseball game, neither of those was the highlight of the night.  There is a new concession stand at the park this season called "The Sweet Spot."  The menu, as you can imagine, is geared towards desserts.   Lots of desserts.  After reading the menu and composing myself, I picked this:

These are fried Oreos.  Fried Oreos.  That just sounds awesome.  And eating one.... well.... I'm sure I shouldn't rank it up there with the birth of my children, in terms of something bringing me pure joy, so I won't.  But it did.  There were four Oreos in the order, but my boy and I already put one away each before I had the presence of mind to take a picture of them.   I won't be able to do these justice with my puny words other than to say it was the single greatest culinary experience of my entire life, and I've had cheese curds in Wisconsin, Tacos Carbon in Mexico City, and pork ribs on my Big Green Egg.   I wonder if an order of these would work as a prize in the upcoming Big Fun Game?



Ryan G said...

The first time I tried Fried Oreos I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I don't see them very often but when I do I am sure to pick some up. I'll note that fried Twinkies aren't as amazing, though I can imagine that fried Twix bars are mind-blowingly good, too.

And I agree - SGAs as minor league stadiums can be quite nice especially given the admission price. When I was living in the States I planned my games based on the giveaway schedules.

Roy-Z said...

Jealous. I've been thinking of starting a memorabilia trading thing amongst bloggers for those that like MiLB stuff as much as I do.

Fuji said...

Nice. Each year we take the honor roll students to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and there's always a handful of students who buy them. They also sell deep fried Twinkies, cheesecake, and Snickers.

But my favorite isn't the fried stuff. It's the chocolate covered bacon.