Over the past couple of days my younger brother was home to visit, so we randomly decided to attend every Yankee game of their most recent home series. The proposition of attending a sporting event is always welcomed, but the fact that I find baseball games to be quite tedious made me apprehensive to the idea of watching three games in a row. While I did have plenty of fun watching the Yankees win the first couple of games, I was quickly burnt out while sitting in the heat of the third game and I had to leave early, a decision I am thankful I made since the game went into extra innings. I love the Yankees, but I am really not as big a fan of baseball as I was when I was a child. When I go to baseball games these days, I am only interested in two things, great pitching matchups, and fantastic hitters, I am more of a fan of the individual players’ talents than I am of the actual game. In this series the pitching matchups were not very strong, but the young pitchers on the scheduled did a great job at keeping me entertained and keeping the game competitive. The Yankees and the Rays are two teams that seem to be in a rebuilding phase, so they are not the most exciting teams to watch at the moment, but the ability to get out and watch some baseball reminded me why I love the summer. The Yankees won the first two games of the series, and lost the third in a dreadful extra inning game, but all things considered it was beautiful outside and perfect weather to enjoy spending time with family and friends. With summer on the way and ticket prices relatively low, I definitely recommend a nice baseball game to anyone who interested in “catching some Sun,” and cheering on the home team.
Spring is just around the corner and I can just feel the happiness in the air. One of the major things I love about living in New York City is how much the city changes during the different seasons, and due to the changes in seasons I regularly find myself longing to do activities I don’t even like, just to escape from the current weather. During the cold of winter, I start dreaming of being able to enjoy the beach again, yet I don’t really like the beach at all. I don’t hate the beach but I just really hate the feeling of sand on my feet so I tend to stay away, cold weather makes the beach seem way more enjoyable than it actually is to me. The same thing happens with hot weather, when it is too hot I can’t wait for the first snowfall, I almost dream for snow until I am knee deep in it, sorrowfully shoveling and clearing it off of my car. It is said that “absence makes the heart grow fonder” and changes in weather show just how true that phrase is. I am almost envious of individuals who get to live in one type of climate all year, but they too have to deal with the weather woes of their region. To be completely honest there is only one type of weather I would be able to live with all year round and that is the cool autumn temperatures, but if I can’t have that I would gladly continue to live with the seasonal northeast weather. I look forward to an enjoyable three months of spring, I will gladly deal with the occasional storms as I await the blistering heat of summer.