After whetting the appetite with some exhibition games in Montreal, it was good to see some actual baseball that counted last night at Yankee Stadium. Despite this being the most unrecognizable Yankee lineup I’ve ever seen in the Bronx, they still managed to beat the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox. Many thanks to my buddy Bruce for the freebie ticket.
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.
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.