We took the kids to go see the Trenton Thunder play today (against the Binghamton Mets) and I missed the Yankees game.
If you count the last minor league game that I went to this season, I’m two-for-two this year – in terms of having the Yankees lose a bad game while I was away having fun at another ballpark.
They announced an interim Yankees score at the park in Trenton – when it was 5-0 in favor of New York. And, I thought “Cool, this one should be in the bag.” When I got home from Trenton, and turned on the T.V., I saw Nancy Newman showing highlights of Baldelli throwing out Melky and robbing Jeter. And, then, I said, out-loud, what any Yankees fan would say seeing that and learning the final score.
Mercer County Waterfront Park at Trenton is very nice. I asked for tickets in the shade (as the kids are little and fry in the sun). And, they gave us perfect seats – right behind home plate and under cover. Boomer is the mascot for the Thunder and he did a good job of working the crowd with his water cannon. And, the Thunder had a nice give-away for the kids today – a logo softball.
We sat surrounded by a fair-sized group of folks who must be regulars for the Thunder – as they sounded like they go to a lot of games. We were also about 20 feet from the Annies section – where the gals were busy reading books, talking on their cells, and working on their tans. It was a funny sight.
For those wishing to see Philip Hughes in New York soon, let me tell you, Double-A play is far away from the Major League level – let’s give Hughes some time in Triple-A before he hits the Bronx.
Back to the Yankees game today, well, the only thing that I can say now is: Thank you Jermaine Dye!