Garden Fresh Salsa at the Ballpark

Bless You Boys

Are you a baseball fan?

I’ve been a fan since I was a little girl, thanks in large part to my father. I remember going to the old Tigers Stadium at Michigan and Trumbull with him and my brother back in the eighties when the Tigers won the World Series. Back then, I paid more attention to the cotton candy vendors than the game itself. Ahhhhh, but I do remember the names of the team and I had my favorites. I collected baseball cards and bragged about the players. When I close my eyes, I can still smell the intoxicating aroma of those hotdogs. The walls of the stadium were infused with the smell. Even yesterday, as I drove by Michigan and Trumbull on my way to the big game, I swear I could smell those ballpark franks!

Salsa Bowls

The First 10,000 Fans get a Free Garden Fresh Salsa Bowl at the Tigers GameThe rain gave way to sunshine and rainbows and it was a beautiful day for a baseball game. They were giving away salsa bowls to the first 10,000 fans and I was determined to get at least one. I was enamored the first time I lay eyes on the cream-colored ceramic bowl adorned with the Detroit Tigers and Garden Fresh logos. A blue rim dances around the exterior and the old English D sits prominently inside. Our friends and family received one and despite clever ways to collect more, our offers were graciously rejected. The bowls were a big hit amongst fans!

Hope in Detroit

Hope Pena throws the first pitchWe hustled to our seats in time to watch Hope Pena throw the first pitch. As a sponsor of the salsa bowl promotion, Garden Fresh was awarded the chance to partake in this tradition. We extended the offer to Hope, the Boys & Girls Club 2011 Youth of the Year, who was thrilled about the opportunity. We were honored to enjoy the game with her and her family and members of the Boys & Girls Club. You can learn more about her inspirational story here.

The Big Game

Over 40 of our friends and family showed up to watch the Tigers take on the Tampa Bay Rays. We relished in ballpark food and good conversation as the Tigers clinched the win. Pitcher Charlie Furbush dazzled fans in his major league debut, using his “multi-pitch, multi-speed arsenal” to record a scoreless 3 2/3 innings. Wow, Charlie. That really hurts!

I love the ballpark ambiance and creating memories and traditions with family and friends. I love the smell of hotdogs. And I still love those cotton candy vendors. And you know what else I love? The fact that Garden Fresh chips and salsa are available at the game!

What ballpark traditions do you enjoy?

Nostalgic Ballpark Franks at Comerica Park

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