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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Another baseball weekend

Friday night we went to see the Long Island Ducks.  This time we sat on the third base line, right behind the visiting team's dugout.  Great seats.  Instead of our usual hot dogs, I had sweet Italian sausage with peppers and Drew had a roast beef hero.  The giveaway was a foam finger.  :-)  Good game, a few controversial plays -- one of the York Revolution players had to be physically restrained by his coach while arguing with the umpire.  Ducks won, of course.  Great night if baseball.

Now Saturday . . .how can I describe Saturday?

Mets vs. Braves at psuedo-Shea . . .er, Citi Field.  Parked in our usual lot on Roosevelt Avenue, the one where you have to walk up the stairs into the subway station to get across the street.  But then, instead of walking into the main entrance by the rotunda, we entered the stadium through the Seaver entrance.  Seems that purchasing field level seats behind home plate gives you admission into the Delta Sky Club.

The club has a full bar, with cocktails served in actual glasses.  The food is more or less the same as elsewhere in the park - Drew had a cheeseburger served with very bland potato chips  and I had meat balls served with flatbread, but we could have easily gotten hot dogs and fries.  I think there may have been other options elsewhere on the club level, but we didn't take the time to explore further. And we sat at a table inside the air conditioned club instead of jostling with the crowd outside.

Then the best part of the night . . .Rusty Staub and John Franco were signing autographs.  Drew turned into a 10 year old at the prospect of getting autographed pictures of two if his favorite players.

Then it was time to go to our seats.  OMG, the seats in that section are padded.  Vinlyl-coveted, padded chairs instead of the usual hard stadium seats.  So comfortable.  I actually used hospitality service to order a thick shake -- they bring it to your seat - because I was too lazy to get out of that chair.

The game?  We jokingly prayed for rain before the 5th inning so that the game wouldn't count.  Santana just didn't have it last night.   Braves scored 2 runs in the first inning.  Then, in the second inning . . .they pulled Santana after 1 1/3 innings, with a score of 6-0 and two men on base . . . And the first batter to face the relief pitcher, Hefner, hit a home run. 

After that . . .the final score was 9-3, and we stayed until the bitter end.

Drew is already planning for next year.


Suzanne said...

That sounds wonderful, but I miss Shea. Debating an extra day up in NY to catch a game, but it's more fun when you go with someone else.

songbird's crazy world said...

Let me know when you wikk be here and maybe we can meet up and go to a game.

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