Conflict of Interest Taken Out to the Ballgame
posted by June 28 at 15:10 PMon
Baseball and rock ‘n’ roll—as American as cocaine and hookers.
Many thanks to the fine folks at Barsuk Records (which is the next Sub Pop, don’tcha know, according to the Times) for sponsoring a day out at SafeCo Field yesterday. I joined label publicist Ever Kipp and several other full-time Barsukers, as well rockers Dave Terry, John Roderick, Heather Minton, and Phil Wandscher of the Sweet Hereafter, for what turned out to be a terrific game on a beautiful afternoon. Many beers were drank, many hotdogs were devoured, and a few crotch-waves were attempted. And hey, the Ms won in the 11th to sweep Boston in a three-game series! Go Mariners!
It was my first trip to SafeCo—what a great stadium. The view of the downtown skyline from behind first was sweet, but even better was the little nip of the Olympic Mountains that you get from the outfield bleachers.
I realized yesterday that baseball, to me, is all about sauerkraut.
That is, baseball comes down to eating hot dogs and hot dogs come down to sauerkraut, so really, when I think baseball, I think sauerkraut. Yeah.
Ever Kip and an armored Segway, cruising the halls of SafeCo: weird.