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Scott’s New York City Sports Trip [PHOTOS]

Sitting in Monument Park
Scott Blaine, WGNA-FM

If you noticed that Ol’ Scottie B wasn’t on the air at all last week that is because I took my first vacation in over three years. My buddy Monte, who works on our sister station Q103, and I decided to have what we called a “ManTrip”. We hit the New York City Area to check out some baseball and football action.

Day one we headed to Coney Island to check out the beach, the boardwalk and a Brooklyn Cyclones game. The home of the Cyclones, MCU Park, is located right on the boardwalk. It’s a great place to check out a ball game. They just so happen to be playing our hometown Tri-City Valleycats. Rains came in and washed out most of the game, but it was great to check out this great stadium. I at least got to spend a few hours on the beach and have a hot dog at the original Nathan’s. When ya go to Coney Island, that’s a must.

Day two we headed to East Rutherford, New Jersey to check out the New MetLife stadium for a preseason New York Giants game. I am not a Giants fan, but I love football and this is such a beautiful stadium. I even had the chance to meet former player and two time Super Bowl Champion Sean Landeta.  The weather was absolutely perfect for football and I would love to go back soon, especially if the Giants or Jets play my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Final day of the trip was the one I was looking forward to the most. The New Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. I had the chance to go last year, but it was a rainy dreadful day and didn’t get to check out any of the stadium. This time around we got to the stadium early to check out one of the hourly tours that they give. We experienced the museum and Monument Park without having to wait in line and got to sit in the dugout. I can’t begin to tell you as a Yankee fan how cool that is!

After the tour, we had plenty of time to kill so we went to the Hard Rock Cafe in the stadium for lunch. I would suggest to anyone who is planning a trip to the Stadium to go there for a meal. It will probably cost you alot less than getting food at the stadium itself. I got a burger and fries and Monte got a Chicken and Pasta dish and the bill came out to less than $30. That’s more than reasonably priced. I would also suggest if you plan on buying any merchandise to check out the stores around the stadium before buying something at the stadium stores. Many of the stores have the same things for a much cheaper price.

Finally it was game time, and we sat in the bleachers with the Bleacher Creatures. This is my favorite place to sit for one major reason. ROLL CALL!! It’s a Yankee Tradition in the stands that must be experience at least once in a fan’s lifetime. We even met the leader of the Roll call Bald Vinny as we were shopping earlier in the day. The Yankees didn’t win the game but they made it interesting in the final few innings with my favorite player Nick Swisher blasting a Home Run.  I didn’t care that they lost because I had a blast all day and I was on vacation so I didn’t have a care in the world!! Be sure to check out some of my pics and if you find me on Facebook you can find even more there!



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