I don't really have a whole lot to say except that we had a great time eating lots of great food and drinking beer during the three days I was there. The ballpark is beautiful. Got to see Big Papi hit a homer in a game they ultimately lost 3-2 (the only game of the three-game series they did lose). Jake Peavy pitched very well again with no run support, although I disagreed with the manager's decision to let him start the 8th inning having already thrown 102 pitches and the top of the order coming up. I was right as Jose Altuve led off with a hit and ultimately scored the game-winning run. An Astro hit a homerun, so we got to see the train over the left field wall go choo choo and then run down the track.
Did you know this ballpark is built right behind the old Houston South Station train station? We entered through South Station and then walking out the opposite side you enter a covered area that is a picnic area that essentially connects the station to ballpark. Thought that was a great touch.
I took a few photos and from them you'll be able to see we splurged and sat in the club level. What's great about that is not only do you have a seat outside that's pretty close with good sight lines but you can go back inside the club level and watch the game in air-conditioned comfort.
Below you'll see pictures from inside and outside Minute Maid Park but you'll also see a picture I took from my window on the airplane of the Atlanta skyline. I think it's pretty cool, and if you zoom in it's even better and you can see what I think is the Georgia Dome. The other couple of pictures are of the Astrodome, which I wanted to see before they tear it down. Unfortunately we couldn't get very close to it.
|Left field and the train from our seats|
|From our seats|
|Biggio to Bagwell|