Time to Play Ball

It’s America’s favorite past-time and synonymous with spring and summer.  Sure, we’ve been focused on the World Cup (and oh Brazil’s poor performance the other day) but there’s always room for some baseball.


Memories (actual or fantasized) of peanuts, hot dogs, beers for those who indulge and soft-serve with sprinkles for the rest of us.  Many like to say it’s as American as apple pie, although I’m not much of a pie fan, so I’ll let that statement go.

Ever since I was born, I was a Dodger’s fan.  It has to do with the fact that I spent my entire life in Los Angeles and well, there’s nothing like a trip to the Ravine.  Even the days I spent up in the SF Bay, I remained true and true to my boys in blue.


Now I’ve found myself on the East Coast and while I can’t pop on a plane back to L.A., there is still the possibility of catching a game or two out here in the city.


1 E 161st St – Bronx, NY 10451

~ Transit ~
 #4 train (East Side) and the D train (Sixth Ave) stops at the 161st Street/Yankee Stadium subway stations, located on East 161st Street and River Avenue. B train (Sixth Ave) only on weekdays ~

IMG_0148The New York man A.Rod


~ EATS ~

Parm – known for turkey & chicken Parmesan (duh) sandwiches – Great Hall between Gates 4 & 6
Zeppole – Fried Dough – Section 127A
Brother Jimmy’s – Sections 133, 201, 214 or 320A
Lobel’s of NY – A butcher institution with hand carved steak sandwiches made to order  – Sections 134, 322
Fresh Produce – Gates 4 & 6
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123-01 Roosevelt Ave – New York, NY 11368


Take the 7 line from Grand Central until Mets/Willets Point Station

~ EATS ~
The Mets have an amazing array of food options on the ground level.

Mama’s of Corona (Italian subs, Mets-themed cannolis, and other desserts) – Section 105*
Blue Smoke – Part of famed Manhattan barbecue joint serving Kansas City spare ribs, a smoked bologna sandwich, a pulled pork sandwich, beer and dessert – Section 140
Shake Shack – Serving up the classic ShackBurger & Shack-Cago Dog, cheese fries, frozen custards, and shakes. – Section 139


El Verano Taqueria, Section 139: Launched by Danny Meyer chefFloyd Cardoz, El Verano sells chicken mole Pipian, carnitas, vegetarian tacos, chile-marinated skirt steak, Barbacoa quesadillas, and more.
Catch of the Day –  Dave Pasternack’s Catch of the Day offers grilled shrimp po’boys, Long Island corn and clam chowder, lobster rolls, and flash fried beer battered shrimp skewers. – Section 102
Kozy Shack Gluten Free Selection
Daruma of Tokyo – Located in the World’s Fare Market, they offer edamame, sushi, Asian salads. – Section 105
Cholula Hot Sauce – Serving up a crispy chicken sandwich w/ Cholula chipotle aioli, fresh guacamole, sliced jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and bacon.

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I’m all about experiences and souvenirs but had to hold back from buying a Met’s hat.  After all, they are in the National League and I would never betray my Dodgers.  So, I’ll settle for a plastic cup to hold my frozen yogurt 🙂

So, until I get back to the ball park, I’ll pick up some skills on my own.  Just a casual (ok actually semi-serious weekly league) game in Central Park.  Enjoying the little things in life.

IMG_4065“No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference.” ~Tommy Lasorda

5 thoughts on “Time to Play Ball

  1. Hmm well I’m not a big fan of baseball, but you’re not a big fan of pie (!!!). Guess we should just let this one slide and try to still be friends ;). YES to soft-serve, though!

  2. While I despise the Yankees (Go Red Sox!!!) I love this post! Baseball is one of my favorite things. I’ve never been to Citi Field, but I would love to go. My brother used to live right near there. I used to go to a lot of games in Baltimore in college and it was my favorite thing to do with my friends.

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