Postcard from Athens

Athens Olympics

August 23, 2004|By CANDUS THOMSON

If you are what you eat, then Greek softball is like the San Francisco Giants.

There isnM-Ft a hot dog, a personal pizza or a box of Cracker Jack to be found on the menu board at the Olympic Softball Stadium. You can, however, buy yogurt, rice pudding, sorbet and tiramisu.

Sounds like a page from the menu at the GiantsM-F SBC Park, home of brie, sushi and grilled ahi tuna sandwiches.

But before writing off the Athens crowd as lightweights, know this: Beer comes in four flavors, including Heineken and Amstel Heavy.

And in the words of Chuck Thompson, M-tAinM-Ft the beer cold.M-v

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