There are tons of touristy things in New York that I’ve never done. When you grow up in the suburbs, you just sort of never get around to them, because they’re just…there (case in point: I never went up to the top of the Empire State Building until I was in my twenties, and my parents didn’t go until they were 25 years older than they were when they had me). As I’m getting closer to finishing up, I’m working on knocking a few more off my list, like taking the Staten Island Ferry, which is free, and provides a great view of the Statue of Liberty:
Between ferry rides, my parents and I caught a Staten Island Yankees game. Their ballpark is a very short walk from the ferry, so that was quite convenient. We saw the Baby Bombers playing the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Nationals’ short-season A affiliate.
Delin Betances, the 19-year old eighth round draft pick for the Yankees gave up two runs and came out early with elbow stiffness, the relief pitching had a rough day, and the SI Yankees never got into the game offensively. Despite the rather unconventional stances that some of the VerMonsters employed (he seriously stood like that until the pitch was thrown), they had a much better outing. But we still got to enjoy watching mascots
cheating at tug o’ war, and I got a free compact fluorescent lightbulb from ConEd! Not bad for a day out.