Thursday, July 24, 2008

Goodbye, Thirsty Thursday

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:44 AM

Talk about vanishing Tucson: Tonight is the last Thirsty Thursday at Tucson Electric Park.

I can remember when Thirsty Thursday involved beers for a quarter for the Tucson Toros games back at Hi Corbett Field. Of course, the beers were in tiny cups the size of shot glasses--or at least that's my hazy recollection--and you'd guzzle 'em both in two sips. That meant long lines at the concession stands and very little time watching the game from the stands.

Mike Feder, who was GM of the Toros back then, was smart enough to raise the price but enlarge the cup. Somewhere along the line, we started calling it buck-beer night.

The Toros eventually became the Sidewinders and moved out south to TEP. Feder left town (he's since come back and is involved in the effort to save Spring Training baseball) and, somewhere along the line, I stopped heading out the ballpark as much. Evidently, so did too many other fans, since now we're losing the Sidewinders to Reno.

But I'll be out tonight, along the third-base line, for the end of the buck-beer era--just as long as the game doesn't rain out. See you there?

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays. Continues through April 14 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. UPDATE: Please stop sending your sweet, sweet turkeys! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Cutting Teacher Compensation and School Funding in Wisconsin (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Laughing Stock: The People's Pervert Does Christmas (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The 'Freedom Center's' High School Course Is On Shaky Ground at TUSD (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Sweetie Needs a Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation