Take Me Out to the Ball Game


Last night, the sky was slate black, the city lights dimming out the stars overhead. A full moon hung over Yankee Stadium though, and despite the cool spring evening I knew summer was on its way to the city.

Summer brings outdoor concerts & movies, picnics, and light-weight dresses. Here, the heavy humidity and lack of central air is balanced by friends and activities. In other words, you strive to find as many fun things to do as possible to remind yourself why living on a concrete island is worthwhile June through August. When those activities begin and there are still spring temperatures outside though, it’s a double whammy of happiness!

As I sat in the bleachers watching home run after home run (thank you Robinson Cano), I absorbed as much as the atmosphere as possible. Hotdogs, cracker jacks, and cheering – plus a jacket to stay warm! Every game I’ve been to at Yankee Stadium has been rained out, which made last night a sort of a triumph. I got to make it all the way through the 9th inning without a cloud in-sight. I think that’s a sign – a sign of all the great things to come over the next few months.

As Robert Orben the comedian/prankster said, “Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time!’” Here’s to another round of life, my friends!