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.

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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.

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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.

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NEW YORK YANKEES
~ YANKEE STADIUM ~
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

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~ 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
For more foodie fun, check here!
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NEW YORK METS
~ CITI FIELD ~
123-01 Roosevelt Ave – New York, NY 11368

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~ TRANSIT ~
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

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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.

For more foodie information, check here!

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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

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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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