Monday, June 24, 2013

Take Me Out to the Ball Game


This sign says it all. Mary and I exited the Staten Island Ferry, walked two blocks along New York Harbor and found ourselves at one of the prettiest sites for a baseball stadium anywhere....

...Looking out at New York Harbor


The day was perfect for a baseball game. It was sunny and there was a nice breeze. I was glad I tossed a sweater into my tote bag as I was going out the door. I ate a hot dog, did the wave -- several times -- and tried to catch a T-shirt. I also cheered for the Staten Island Yankees, but unfortunately the Hudson Renegades won the game, four runs to the Yankees' two runs. 



One of the best parts of the evening was watching the big, bright beautiful moon over the stadium. I don't think we could have chosen a better night for an evening game. 

I love baseball, but the ticket prices don't encourage attending Yankees or Mets games. This evening's cost was reasonable. Admission, all you can eat -- we didn't do justice to that part of the evening -- and a cute Yankees hat was $26.00. We used public transportation, so there were no extra charges for parking or train tickets. I'll definitely be looking at a return visit during the summer.  

I got home at midnight last night -- a very late night for me -- and spent a quieter day today.  Stops at the drugstore and bank and a trip to buy a ream of paper and envelopes. I also spent time looking at office chairs. It's time to find a comfortable chair to work in at home.  

Oops! Another late night again. Time to get myself back to a more normal schedule. Sweet dreams and wishes for a great week!



14 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Love the ballpark photos. I grew up with baseball. GREAT pastime.

Blackberry Lane said...

Pretty scenes from the ballpark.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your pictures turned out great. The moon over the stadium must have been breathtaking. No sweaters need here the last few days. It was still 90 at close to 9 o'clock last night. I've thought I should have a more comfortable chair for my desk here at home too, but the one I have is an antique and I love it. Hope you have a wonderful Monday.

Theresa said...

Oh Girl, Sounds like my kinda fun night! LOVE being at a ballgame and add in that beautiful HUGE moon, perfect! Have a blessed week dear Carol, HUGS!

Dee said...

Sounds like fun! I love the moon picture!

Stephanie said...

Oh, you lucky girl! What a perfect day for a baseball game :) Have a lovely Monday.

Hugs!

Ms Sparrow said...

What a lovely summer evening!

Nellie said...

What fun! I'd LOVE to go to the baseball game! Our area team's stadium is an hour away, so we don't go often at all. It isn't a lot of fun driving that distance back home in the dark.:-(

Sheilagh said...

I would love to go to a ballgame one day. Your photo's are great, that looks like a happy moon :)

Love

Sheilagh
xx

Amrita said...

enjoy

Susie said...

That was a wonderful way to spend an evening/afternoon. being with your friend and watch the great American sport. I would love that. xoxo,Susie

Lynda said...

What a GORGEOUS view! It would be worth taking the trip just for the scenery. The same is true here for the prices. It is definitely very, very over-priced. My husband used to attend Braves Games in Atlanta at least three times a summer but I don't know if he has even been in the last three years!!

Deanna said...

Looks and sounds like a great evening spent at the ball park. Isn't retirement grand!!

~Kristen~ said...

Great pic of the moon over the stands. Sounds like a great night.