Thursday, June 7, 2007

Take Me Out to the Ballgame . . .

Last night was our first trip to a ballgame this season. We saw the Mets and Phillies at Shea (and watched the bullpen blow a two run lead in the seventh to lose the game!). Our family usually attends several Mets games each season, one or two Yankee games and several for the Brooklyn Cyclones (the Mets' A-level minor league team) out at Coney Island. The evening was perfect for baseball, albeit a little cool by the late innings. Of course we sat in the upper deck, but the view from behind home plate, where we usually sit, was great. Who needs to secure a bank loan and pay for the closer seats?? The kids certainly don't care where we sit; they're just happy to be at a ballgame.

In the first photo one can see the construction of the Met's new stadium, Citi Field, which is schedule to be ready for the 2009 season. In the second photo look for the 7 Train in the cluttered Queens background. The third photo is the view of Manhattan from the upper level of the stadium. Quite a shot of the Empire State Building and the skyline to the west! We had a good time, ate hotdogs and cracker jacks, and got home at 11:30, well past the boys' bedtime. Thankfully there was no school today because of a "teacher work day." (What happens on those days anyway??)

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One Wink at a Time said...

Great pictures and it sounds like you had a fun time. I haven't been to a game since Richie Hebner played for the Pirates. (Nobody believes me, but he did wink at me!) There is such a cool sense of excitement at a stadium game; the sounds, the smells, the people. And the rotten, ridiculously expensive food is soooo good!