Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Take Me Out to the Ball Game


...Said Pep Le Monkee
FYI: Pep is pictured without his mask only during photo taking

I'm not sure who was more excited about our first post-Pandemic trip, Pep or me. Pep was  dressed and ready for days before we left. I, on the other hand, was not as organized and forgot to bring my Derek Jeter Yankee t-shirt. There was no monkey business from Pep on this trip. It was his first road trip and he helped out with navigating. He did great until we got to the George Washington Bridge, a challenge for the most experienced navigator, and got confused with the Upper Level and the Lower Level. 

The littlest Yankees fan and one of his favorite places in the museum. 

Pep and I especially enjoyed the Plaque Gallery, where the Hall of Famers who had been admitted were honored with plaques. It's considered "Sacred Ground"  to those of us who love baseball and I was moved to see the tribute to a tiny percentage of the 19,000 players who have been part of baseball through the decades. 

The Plaque Gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Pep wears the same number as his favorite player, Mariano Rivera, of the Yankees. There were so many fascinating areas in the museum, but the Plaque Gallery was a favorite for both Pep and for me. 

My previous visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame was with my parents in 1960. I've wanted to go back for a long time and I'm so glad that my return visit surpassed the memories I had of that first visit. If anyone is a baseball fan, or has a family member who is a baseball fan, I highly recommend a visit to the Hall of Fame and to Cooperstown. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Pep and I weren't. 

I haven't forgotten the letters that I omitted from the A to Z Challenge and while I probably won't post about all of them, I've got a few I'd like to do. In honor of Tuesday, tomorrow's post is "T," and it's a big favorite of mine. 

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great week. 


Deb said...

We are big baseball fans here. I have always found such profound lessons for life in baseball. A visit to the baseball hall of fame sounds like lots of fun. So glad you and Pep got to make the trip.

Theresa said...

I wanna go SO bad! It is on my bucket list and that list is growing:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad that you and Pep have such special times. I haven't been to a ball game in years and years. Lucky you! xo Diana

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

I love baseball and will be soon attending a game one of my grandsons is playing. I don't get to see many but go when I can. It's been a rough start this spring with all the rain. Fields have been flooded and games have to be reschuled. Here's to sunnier and warmer days !

Martha said...

What a fun day! :)

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

So glad you got to go to the baseball hall of fame once again. I cant remember the last baseball game I went to unless it was for my grandson!

Laurel Wood said...

Wonderful photos of your visit! My husband would truly love to visit. Thank you for sharing your trip.

Edna B said...

Love the photo of Pep in his uniform. I'm a Red Sox fan. Good luck to both of our teams. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Your post made me smile.
Glad you finally got to get out, and that you and Pep enjoyed your day at the game.