Most fans crave a chance to sit right behind home plate. Dimarco Grant sat in the seat furthest away – above the top row of the back bleachers behind center field – from the action.
And that’s just fine for him.
"It’s relaxed back here," he said. "And I probably will only stay a few innings."
Grant, a 23-year-old Seattle resident, is a cook for Centerplate. He spent the earlier part of the afternoon on shift at Safeco, so he was just relaxing for a while before returning home. He doesn’t watch baseball often on TV, but he’ll catch a few innings at a time after work.
But don’t write off Grant’s seat as the worst in the house. No one sat next to him, and he enjoyed plenty of legroom. And – perhaps most importantly – there weren’t any obnoxious fans trying to squeeze past everyone while balancing four beers and three hot dogs.
"It’s not a bad seat," he said. "Not at all."