“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.
Tired of the older commuter ferries now plying the route between Monmouth County and New York? NY Waterway has a sweet new commuter ride hitting the seas next month. The company’s newest two newest ferries, the Molly Pitcher and the Betsy Ross, are the first commuter vessels constructed in New Jersey in at least a century,… Read the rest of this entry »
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).