Friday, July 20, 2012

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

Last night, Roc and I discovered a little-known gem in New York City: The Staten Island Yankees. I'm sure you've all heard about the world-famous New York Yankees Baseball team; they've won a few World Series games...perhaps you're familiar with the Major League Team from the Bronx? Well, we have another team in NYC as well, called the Mets...and last night we got to see them play each other in a Minor-League Game out on Staten Island. As a Native New Yorker, I must confess that last night was my first trip to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, and it was just great. The Staten Island Yankees hosted Law Enforcement Appreciation Night and the stands were full of cops; both active duty and retired were well-represented. We took the Staten Island Ferry over from the tip of Manhattan and the stadium was just a few feet away; from our seats, we could see the Freedom Tower, and we had a wonderful view of New York City's shining lights. The game itself was won by the Met's Franchise---the Brooklyn Cyclones---and of course we just chalked that up to dumb luck. The Yankees are...well, they're the Yankees, so need I say more? It was a great night outdoors and a fun time all around. The Stadium was family-friendly and there was a sense of camaraderie there: a bunch of New Yorkers out for a night of summer fun. Suddenly Cop Wife even got a shout-out on the Big Board! All in all, it was a great adventure after a tough couple of weeks, and Roc and I really enjoyed the entire experience. If you get a chance to take in a game: get on that ferry and Go! I have a feeling you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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