Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boston-NYC

Me and Dad took our yearly trip to see some baseball.


Here's a quick summary of the schedule:
Wednesday
Fly to New York
Walk through Central Park
Yankees game

Thursday
Rent a car and drive to Boston
Tour Fenway Park
Sox Game

Friday
Drive back to New York
Walk around Lower Manhatten
Mets game
Saturday
Go to Brooklyn/Coney Island
Fly home
Pretty much the perfect trip

We started at the new Yankee Stadium. It was a great game, but didn't work out the way I wanted it to. Yanks won on a walkoff hit in the 9th. The stadium looked nice, but was poorly designed, and it still smelled like New York.


Not a bad seat, despite being 5 rows from the top. It was 50 degrees and the wind was blowing hard. In a t-shirt and jeans, we were pretty cold.

We made it to Fenway in time to see one of the last tours of the day. The highlight of the tour was going up into the monster seats. The first picture was taken from the monster seats.

What a beautiful place. It was awesome hearing about the history too.

THE most uncomfortable seats ever. These were built in the 30's and they're wood. I think people must have been much smaller back then. Fenway Park might be the coolest place in the world, but its also the most uncomfortable place to watch a game. You literally have to wedge yourself into the seat. And at6' 3", I could barely wedge myself against the seat in front of me.

But the view was outstanding. Beckett pitched a strong 8 innings, only giving up 3 runs. The third run tied the game in the bottom of the eighth. And it was the most heartbreaking. With runners on and 2 outs, Beckett struck out Figgins, but the ball got past Varitek. Figgins was safe at third and a run scored. Wagner tried to hold the Angels in the top of the 9th, but gave up one run. Sox lost.

Citi field was actually more impressive than Yankee Stadium. Citi, or Shea (as most Mets fans still call it) also opened this year, but didn't get the press that Yankee Stadium. The foyer is a tribute to Jackie Robinson. Really cool. The view was great, once again from the upper deck.


The Mets were down by 4 in the 9th. They scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th and then loaded the bases with 2 outs. Who comes up? Jeff Francoeur. Could the guy I complained so much about when he was in Atlanta come through in the clutch? Nope. Grounded out to the pitcher game over. Some things never change.
I put a lot of time in to planning these trips. Reason being I'm trying to save as much money as possible, and see as much as possible in a limited time frame. We spent a lot of time on the subway, buses, and trains. Things went pretty smooth until Friday night after the Mets game. We spent about an hour walking around Queens trying to find the right bus to get back to our hotel. Finally took a cab and got back to the hotel, 2 miles away with $20 less in our pockets. We were safe and sound though.
Our flight was leaving Saturday at 5:00 pm. I wanted to try some Brooklyn style pizza and then see Coney Island. We were so tired though after getting back after midnight for 3 straight nights, we slept in. We made it to Brooklyn but didn't make it to Coney Island. Good pizza though.
And a great trip. We're already talking about where to go next year.

1 comment:

Angela M said...

Boston is the bestest place ever!!!!!!!! Glad you had so much fun!!!