I started this blog to chronicle my continued quest for baseball experiences. I was also hoping that others would share their personal experiences, either watching, playing or coaching at any level. Baseball is a theme that ties generations together. So I figured that I’d get this started and see where it takes us.
My first loyalties are to the New York Mets but but am a broader fan of the game and enjoy it at any level.
I continue on my baseball quest and thanks to my second visit to Citi Field (I also went to the Georgetown/St. John’s game on March 29) my magic number to see all of the active Major League Baseball stadiums is back down to one. Of course, it was just an exhibition game, but I’ll be there on Opening Day as well. I have a new favorite stadium in Citi Field which is a great place to see a game, if not expensive. Sure it doesn’t have the view of PNC and AT&T nor the history of Wrigley and Fenway but Citi Field is now at the top of my list (OK it could be partly due to the fact that it’s my home park). It is a wonderful, cozy park with great site lines and a good dose of character especially with its quirky outfield fence. I had a lot of good memories of Shea Stadium, but as we used to say, “it was a dump, but it was our dump”. I still miss it though. I can’t wait to create a whole set of memories in this great new venue.
While touring the stadium prior to the game on Friday, I was approached by a MLB correspondent and was quoted in the article that can be found on MLB.com.
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