7.12.2010

take me out to the ball game

On Saturday night, Husband, Baby S and I ventured out (via the F train) to Coney Island for a Brooklyn Cyclones game. With rain looming ahead for most of the afternoon, we decided to chance it as we were meeting up with friends for what has become a summer tradition. Along the way, I struck up a conversation with a woman that was smiling at Baby S. A fellow mom, we found we had quite a lot to talk about, which was nice as it made the long ride go a bit faster. Turns out, Deidre Rodman is an accomplished musician and has recently started a children's band in NYC. So fun! (Side note: if you're a Tina Fey fan, she has a fab song on her site, aptly named, "Tina Fey." Check it out!)

Reason #2584 why it's great to have a child: you meet cool people on the subway.



Coney Island is something of an enigma to me.  On one hand, I love the kitschy rides (from the ground, mind you), the corn dogs at Nathan's, the boardwalk.  The grime I could do without, but this is NYC we're talking about.  Grime just adds to the charm.  Just because I don't want to touch anything while I'm there doesn't mean the place can't be fun.  

The ball park, however, reminds me of small town America.  And as a result, there isn't a bad seat in the house.  Mid-range tickets are $13/person, and the food (ahh... the sinful, greasy, ballpark food) isn't over the top in price, either.  Baby S, decked out in a Milwaukee Brewers onesie (her very first outfit, picked out by Husband when she was still just a wee bun in the oven), thoroughly enjoyed herself, which was something of a surprise.  Granted, she couldn't have cared less about the happenings on the field (they were throwing a ball around, that much I'm sure...) but the other spectators more than entertained her.  She was right there with the crowd when they were yelling, too.  I think my ears are still ringing.  Our friends have two little kiddos, and she had a great time playing with them, too.  

Though we made a quick exit after the game and missed the fireworks (and I didn't eat nearly the amount of junk food that I was anticipating), we were psyched the rain didn't keep us away from this classic NYC summer activity.

3 comments:

misssrobin said...

How fun to pass traditions like this on to your baby. Some day, she will appreciate it.

LBDDiaries said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Happy SITS day to you - may you meet many new e-friends today!

Marie said...

Sounds like it was a perfect Saturday night...

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