The King and I went to Citi Field on Father's Day to see the Mets try to salvage a game after losing the first two to the Cincinnati Reds. It was Keith Hernandez Bobblehead Day for the first 25,000 fans. Luckily, the King and I made the cut.
Early in the game, we got a visit from fellow roadtripper, Bob Deal who came down from Albany, NY to see the game too. Bob was in Syracuse Friday night for a minor league game and Saturday he went to Oneonta and Cooperstown to see the Baseball Hall of Fame.
We met Bob for the first time in May when we saw the Mets play the Blue Jays in Toronto.
While we were talking, he said he was leaving Tuesday to fly to Salt Lake City, Utah for a week. He was going there because that's the only state he needed to see a baseball game in. His game plan included a minor league game there as well as Ogden which is North of Salt Lake City and Orem which is South of Salt Lake City. In addition, he said he was going to drive to Boise, Idaho to see a game and Helena, Montana to see another. He was hoping to see Sean Lucas, a left handed pitcher who played college baseball at the University of Albany and who was recently drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and now he's playing for the Billings Mustangs who happens to be playing in Helena.
Just like when we met up in Toronto, it was great to hear Bob's travel stories. I want to personally thank him for stopping by to visit us.
He said he's planning to come to Yankee Stadium in August. I look forward to catching up with him then.
As for the game we saw, Johnny Cueto of the Reds pitched well for 7 innings as the Reds completed the sweep of the Mets, 3-1.
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