“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. Right, and the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.”
—George F. Will
By Greg Kelly
I first became a baseball fan back in 1969—a signature year for the New York Mets. And I’ve been talking to my children about the “Amazing Mets” since they were little. It has stuck with them.
My daughter Lauren went through a time where she watched all the games and got me back into watching regularly. My son Kyle has a real appreciation for baseball history and went to his first professional game before he was 10.
President Obama’s long weekend jaunt to New York for a fundraiser and a show with his daughters will inconvenience Monmouth County commuters tonight and Tuesday, as well as tourists who wish to cruise between the Big Apple and the Bayshore tomorrow.
Seastreak Ferry announced potential delays or cancellations of its Pier 11 – Highlands/Atlantic Highlands trips at 6:10 and 7:10 Friday evening, Saturday afternoon’s 4:30 and 5:30 trips and Tuesday’s scheduled trips at 2:40, 3:40, 7:20 and 8:20 p.m.
Seastreak’s clothing optional cruises this weekend to Sandy Hook are not affected.
President Obama will be visiting Lehman College in the Bronx today for the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a non-profit spin off of a White House initiative intended to help men of color finish high school or find jobs.
Your Spouse’s commute could be impacted by the President’s travel.
Seastreak announced this afternoon that ferry delays and temporary closures of Pier 11 are expected between 2:45-3:45 this afternoon and again this evening between 9 and 10.
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”
By Greg Kelly
Both of my children are baseball fans—pretty serious baseball fans. Each has a love and respect for the history and traditions of the game. They remember seasons, teams, players, games, and events. Me too.
So the game presents a superb opportunity for us to make a connection. We got the opportunity to do some very nice baseball bonding just recently when we attended a Met game at Citi Field. And while the Mets stunk up the joint (losing 9-0, with just three hits), we still had a grand time.
You see, to get the time and attention of my children nowadays is no small task. They’re getting older (my son, Kyle, will be 21 next March and my daughter, Lauren, turns 19 in November), so they have their work, their schooling, their friends, and their interests to pursue.
But when I told them we’d be going to a game, and on the ferry, they leaped at the opportunity. The Seastreak boat ride to the game offered up the comfort, relaxation, and time to talk and laugh with my kids (along with my sister, Shannon, who joined us and enjoyed herself very much).
The northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway are closed for two years as the bridge is reconstructed. The anticipated nightmare for commuters starts this morning.
file photo by Art Gallaghernightmare for commuters starts today.
Seastreak, LLC, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation have partnered to provide a pleasant alternative for Central Jersey commuters to get to Hoboken or Jersey City and home again daily.
Seastreak has two morning departures, 5:45 and 7:45, from the Atlantic Highlands Marina with stops at Paulus Hook in Jersey City and Hoboken. There are three returning departures originating in Hoboken at 3:15 pm, 5:15 pm and 7:15 PM. The fare for a one-way trip to or from either Hudson County terminal and Atlantic Highlands is $12. $5 gets you a ride to or from Jersey City and Hoboken.
The subsidized fare is a bargain. Seastreak’s one-way fare to Manhattan is $26. The fare for a trip on a NJTransit train from Middletown to Hoboken is $14.25, and the train takes longer.