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Monday, July 18, 2011

Royalty w/o 7/11 in review

A Royal view at Citi Field
Thanks to the Major League Baseball All-Star Break, I got some much needed nights off this week.
I went home after work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night.

Wednesday night I went out to Staten Island after work to see the Staten Island Yankees play at Richmond County Ballpark at St. George.
Thanks to our good friend and big of royalty, Rich Wolber aka Staten Island, the King and I got treated royally on this night.

Rich lives on Staten Island and he has season tickets for the Baby Yankees.

With that being said, he was able to hook up the King and I with not only free tickets to the game but with all the food you can eat too. That also included soft drinks.

We got to enjoy burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, popcorn and potato chips along with drinks that consisted of Pepsi products.

I want to thank Rich again for accomodating the King and I. As they say, what comes around goes around. Over the years, we've always helped each other out. It's always better to give than receive but this time it was nice to be on the receiving end for a change.

As for the game we saw, the Baby Yankees beat up the State College Spikes, 9-2 in a rather sloppy played game. The game went fast. It took only 2 hours and 8 minutes but we did have a 59 minute rain delay that held the game up in the second inning. With the victory, the Baby Yankees improved their NY-Penn league best record to 20-4.

Friday night I went to Citi Field to see the Mets take on the Phillies to begin the second half of the season.
The King and I were joined by our pal Vincent Ascanio who was in the house too.

The Mets went into the All-Star Break on a losing streak. That trend continued on Friday night as the first place Phillies whipped the Mets, 7-2 behind starting pitcher Vance Worley.

Saturday afternoon we went back for more. This time the Mets returned the favor and clobbered the Phillies, 11-2. They beat up Cole Hamels in the process.

More importantly, the King and I got a visit from a fellow roadtripper. Stay tuned for the special post that I'm going to do regarding that. In addition, we saw Marc Beck, a big fan of royalty who was in attendance as well.

Sunday afternoon we went back to Citi Field to see the rubber match of the three game set with the Phillies. Vincent Ascanio was back for more too. We also had our friend Frankie Centola and his son Frank Jr. were there with us. They came up from Philadelphia to see the game. We arranged to get them tickets. It was great to see them again.

In addition, we saw another season ticket holder who sits in our section, Eric Sternberg who was on hand for this one. Eric is a good guy and he always enjoys our company. In the past, we usually just said hello to each other. This time we actually carried on a lengthy conversation about what the King and I do. Needless to say, he was impressed and amazed. Before we spoke, he had no idea.

As for the game we saw, the Mets fell behind 8-1 in this one. They fought back but they came up short and lost, 8-5 as the Phillies took the series two games to one.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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