I get that Baseball is struggling with attendance. All you have to do is turn on the TV and see that stadiums are not even close to selling out. It’s really bad when the lower area (premium season tickets) is not even close to full. But instead of raping us for ticket prices and $7 Buds (or in Coors Field’s case “Coors Light”), how about lowering ticket prices, make it more family friendly and put a better product on the field?
I think Busch Stadium has done a pretty good mix of “Drunk Section” and “Family Section” as has Wrigley Field. But adding liquor (and in this case Tequila) to the mix is only going to lead to trouble….especially as fans are becoming more and more violent. I guess we will see a surge in YouTube Vids in the near future.
What are your thoughts?
On Friday, I had the opportunity to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field in the season opener. Glove in hand and kids in tow, I was ecstatic to once again see the sights and take in the familiar ballpark smells of hot dogs, popcorn, and ... agave?
The Rockies' opener provided me with not only the chance to see the first baseball game of the season, but also to visit Coors Field's new Familia Camarena Tequila Bar. Perched above the bullpen in right-center field, The Camarena outlet allowed me to try tequila I hadn't gotten around to trying. And if you'll forgive an overused baseball metaphor, Camarena really hit it out of the park.
I had mine in a pretty standard ballpark margarita, but it made me want to have a more in depth tasting of Camarena's Reposado later in the weekend. The tequila looks lighter than other reposados but it had a promising nose of vanilla, sweet agave and a hint of black pepper. The front was approachable, with mostly big vanilla and little presence of alcohol. The aftertaste was mild, leaving the palate pleased, and not overpowered.
Camarena's affordability combined with its flavor makes it an early contender for my summertime margarita staple, easily competing with more premium brands like Cazadores. Simply mixed with grapefruit juice (a tequila cocktail favorite) or simply as an after-dinner sipper, Familia Camarena's tequilas are no strikeout.