Earlier this week we went to the ball park. It was the kids' first ballgame and, frankly, only my second. The teams? The Brooklyn Cyclones vs. the Vermont Lake Monsters. Little Squid was rooting for the Monsters, the rest of us -- the Cyclones. Cyclones won, 2 - 0.
The Cyclones are a "short season" A team and are the Mets' local farm team. The stadium is small and cozy and no seat is far from the field. We were right behind home plate.
To our right is the Parachute Jump, a Coney Island landmark. No, it no longer functions but my parents tell tales of when it did. The lighting on it is a recent addition. Yes, it was a very over cast / foggy night. Frankly, it started pouring somewhere between the time that we entered our building and when we entered our apartment, just minutes later.
If you enlarge this photo you can see the Cyclone (the roller coaster) in the background, just past the circular ride.
It was a lovely evening at the ball park. There were fire works and our team won. We're looking at getting tickets for a Cyclones - Spinners game. Guess who'll I'll be rooting for!