Sunday, May 3, 2009
Another first in NYC was attending the opening game at Citifield and watching the Mets come awfully close to beating the Padres. The new park is beautiful and we hope to attend a few more games this season. We can catch the subway and take it all the way to the park so getting to and from is really very easy. A special treat on the night of the game was the appearance of Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel. She had come to celebrate the opening of the field and the beautiful entrance/rotunda named in honor of her husband. She is certainly a gracious woman. In the photo you will see Sheri Garber, a friend of ours, me, Rachel and Paul. Sheri's husband was on an errand and missed the photo op, but he returned with hamburgers and shakes from the Shake Shack which is one of the vendors at the new stadium. He was also one of the heroes of the night.