Top 10 Sights, Smells, and Sounds of AT&T Park
1. Splash Hits (sight)
Splash hits are the rare gems of AT&T Park. Not all fans get to witness water cannons discharge over the right field wall, but the few that do understand the significance of the moment.
In 17 seasons, Giants players have launched 71 splash hits into McCovey Cove, and all 71 swings have come from left-handed batters.
The Home Run King himself, Barry Bonds, accounts for 35 of those 71.
The last dinger was recorded on August 21, 2016 by Denard Span facing Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets. It’s a rare sight to see and an even rarer collectible to catch.
(Important note: Technically 111 balls have landed in McCovey Cove, but the official splash hit tally, located in right field, only counts splash hits recorded by Giants players.)
2. Gilroy Garlic Fries (smell)
If Dodger Dogs are the signature snack at Dodger Stadium, then Gilroy Garlic Fries are the equivalent comparison to signature snacks at At&t Park.
The potent aroma of grease mixed with garlic is surprisingly appealing, and is capable of luring fans from the opposite end of the ballpark.
USA Today Sports claims, “Gilroy Garlic Fries at AT&T Park are, in fact, quite good and worth your eight bucks.”
But any local Giants fan could have told you that. Word to the wise, if you plan on participating in the 7th inning “Strangers In The Night” Kiss Cam, please do your date a favor and avoid garlic all together.