Last week, my boyfriend Kent, our friend Curtis and I went to opening day at Coca-Cola Park to watch the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Yankees (another resolution checked off my list!).
After getting some cold brews and a $3.50 bottle of Coke for me, the guys parked themselves along the right field railing and I went in search of food.
I had to wait in four different lines to get all the food we wanted from the recently expanded menu, but the waits weren't too long. Besides, I got to watch the game on the TVs placed throughout the concourse while I waited.
The culinary highlights of the evening were the Nacho Porker and the Aw Shucks corn.
Curtis insists the Nacho Porker (pictured, half-eaten) is the best food known to man, with its tortilla chips, nacho cheese and heaping pile of pork. The guys ended up eating, not one, but two of these bad boys!
I, on the other hand, found heaven in the roasted-buttered-seasoned Aw Shucks cob of corn. However, for $3.50, they needn't be so shy with the seasoning next time.
Other notables from my night in the sold-out stadium include:
- 2 broken bats flying through the infield
- 3 little kids dressed up in piglet costumes racing around the outfield
- a home run hit by the Yankees - the only one of the game
Based on my experience, going to an IronPigs game means different things to different people (and the beauty of Coca-Cola Park is it accommodates everyone).
- For families: A night of good, clean fun.
- For teenagers: A night of socializing without the 'rents.
- For professionals: A night of schmoozing and seeing old friends.
- For 30-somethings: A night of drinking and heckling the poor right fielder.
- For baseball fans: A night of watching their favorite sport.
Why do you, or would you, go to see the IronPigs play?