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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.


Robin 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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