Behind a wall in a park in San Francisco, there’s a large and thriving vegetable garden. That might not seem like such a big deal. But the park is AT&T Park, the wall is the centerfield wall. And the veggies that grow there are served up to hungry fans of the San Francisco Giants.
At Garden Table, you can start your meal with mixed vegetable antipasti and end it with a chocolate mint smoothie. Everything on the menu has at least one fruit, vegetable, or herb, and many were harvested right here today.
HANA BABA: Sports aren’t for everyone. And baseball, in particular, can be a hard sell. The baseball season has 162 games, and these games feel like they last forever – the players always seem to do a lot of standing around and spitting, never much actual playing.
So why is it the national pastime? Any fan might tell you it’s about the skill of the game – strategy combined with athleticism.
But it’s more than that.
JON MILLER: My dad was a baseball fan, a sports fan, and in those days the games were on the radio. And he always had a ballgame on the radio.