The best thing about running a NYRR race in Central Park? Being able to walk through Central Park at a nice leisurely pace after busting it for a couple of miles. And while snow can be a burden at times (okay, most times), it looks really awesome in this setting.
In lieu of our usual spring training trip to Florida, a bunch of us decided to make the trek north to Montreal since it was the return of Major League Baseball since the Expos left at the end of 2004 season. While it was fun to watch the Blue Jays host the Mets at Olympic Stadium, it bears reminding that this was only an exhibition and not so much legit baseball. That said, it was great to see nearly 100,000 fans show up. If they ever get a franchise (whether it be relocation or expansion), I really hope they get a new stadium because this one is well past its prime.
Our next stop through the Baseball Hall of Fame takes us to a few Mets-related items. There’s the Tom Seaver exhibit, the Mets locker which is oddly sans jersey, some mementos, and, finally, some non-Mets stuff.
Continuing with the photos I took while at the Baseball Hall of Fame, we start with the display of recently inducted Andre Dawson (an Expo!), then a look through the media wing, and a stop at the art gallery.
It’s best to let the official description from the Times Square Alliance explain it all:
Counting Sheep (2011) by Brooklyn artist Kyu Seok Oh with the West Harlem Art Fund — a 36-foot long installation consisting of a flock of 24 hand-made paper sheep designed to invite people in Times Square “to relax, count the sheep and even doze off a little.”
While up in Oneonta visiting Genevieve’s family, we went up to Cooperstown where I finally, yes FINALLY, visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame. I’ll be putting up a whole bunch of photos in batches. This first set is just the gallery with the plaques and related miscellany.
Okay, confession time – I sometimes forget what photos I’ve taken. The above photo is a good example. I found it online when searching for “wonggawei”, my Flickr account nickname and came across a blog that was using it in a post. Once I saw it, I remembered that I took it while walking across the 59th Street Bridge in an attempt to save on a subway fare since I didn’t want to spend the money on a monthly card at the time. Stupid me.