Last week I had the pleasure of taking my 4 year old son Griffin and cousin Vin to Citi Field for a 2015 World Series rematch between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets. Surprisingly this was Vin’s first visit to Citi Field despite living in New York because for some reason Vin’s a Yankees fan. I enjoy playing tour guide to all MLB ballparks, especially Citi Field which has become my home away from home since its’ opening in 2009. Heading to Citi Field from Central Pennsylvania can be a challenge, New York traffic makes driving next to impossible. I try and make the travel a part of the experience, especially when taking Griffin to games. During the work week Griffin and I have trouble waking up but on game day we were out of the house and on the road by 7:30a to catch a NJ Transit train to Penn Station.
Once in NYC I took Griffin on a walk over to Grand Central Station to check out the famous station that is all of his train books. Another book Griffin and I enjoy reading is the illustrated “Hello Mr. Met” by Rusty Staub. It follows Mr. Met through a day at Shea Stadium, the former home of the Mets. I wanted to follow Mr. Met’s travel itinerary and take the 7 train out to Mets-Willets Point. Despite having gone to close to 100 Met game I still get excited as the 7 rolls through Queens on the way to the game. [Read more…]