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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Royalty witnesses a rare Major League Tripleheader in NYC!

Game 2 at Yankee Stadium
Saturday September 24th wasn't your typical day in the park. It was a day spent in two different parks if you will.

For once mother nature set up a unique opportunity for the King and I. We were joined by our friends Bryan Gilligan, Ralph and Vincent Ascanio and Rich Wolber who also decided to take advantage of this rare opportunity.

The King, Bryan and I stayed at Citi Field and we saw the whole Met game which they wound up winning 2-1 over the Phillies. The game ended at 3:39PM. We then hopped on the subway and we arrived at Yankee Stadium at 4:38PM in the bottom of the second inning with the game scoreless. The Yankees proceeded to score six runs in the bottom of the second. Derek Jeter capped off the scoring in the inning with a three run home run. They tacked on three more to build a 9-0 lead after six innings. The Red Sox scored a run in the seventh inning to break the shutout.

We decided to leave with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning at 6:42PM.

We got back to Citi Field at 7:41PM in the top of the second inning right after the Phillies took a 2-0 lead. They added another run in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead but the Mets stormed back and put up a five spot to take a 5-3 lead. They tacked on another run in the fourth inning as the score remained that way as the Mets beat the Phillies again, 6-3.

It was a unique day in more ways than one. It should be noted that all three games started as follows: 1:12PM, 4:12PM and 7:12PM. The other oddity was the fact that it took us 59 minutes to go from inside one ballpark to the inside of the other ballpark via subway both ways. What a coincidence that was.
Sunday I wound up settling for one game while the King, Bryan Gilligan, Ralph and Vincent Ascanio decided to do the doubleheader.

I went to see the Mets and Phillies at Citi Field then they all went to Yankee Stadium to see the Yankees play the Red Sox again.

In retrospect, I made the right decision. The Mets fell to the Phillies, 9-4. As for the Yankee game, the Yankees lost to the Red Sox in 14 innings, 7-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 11 minutes.

After all, I'm human. I had a very long and exhausting week. I needed to recharge the batteries.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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