Best Free Baseball Viewing - 2007
Outside AT&T Park
In a world where a single beer at a baseball game can cost you $8, it's nice to be able to call attention to this incredible, freakish, low-profile act of generosity from AT&T Park, home of the Giants. If you stroll around the stadium on the waterfront side, you'll see a gate, and you'll catch a tantalizing glimpse of green grass. Wait until the stadium employee who's stationed there admits a batch of people (usually it's every three innings), and you can waltz right up to a chain-link fence, which is the only thing separating you from the outfield. It may not be the best seat in the house in fact, there are no seats, only standing room but it's absolutely free. Clever SOMA office workers appear at lunchtime when there's a day game, and contentedly chew on sandwiches while they watch an inning or two.