I’m going to do this one quick like as I need to get ready for work, considering I have a double-header to cover tonight. The bonus? Not being in the office for too awful long tonight! Whoo!
As for Brooklyn.
With my dummied directions, they were pretty spot on. Outside of me not making a right on a split, going left and ending up in Manhattan. Good times. A quick (and likely illegal) U-turn helped me to head back, so I’m on the right road. However, I couldn’t get flipped BACK around onto 278 the way I NEEDED to go until I got back to 87. Lovely. So basically, I lost an hour.
I did make sure I didn’t miss the turn the second time.
The ride down was somewhat quick. People on the thruway fly more than I remember. Of course, I used to get off at the I-84 exit to Connecticut. So I didn’t go closer to the city. And those people move. I was doing 85 in one of the lanes and being passed like I was standing still.
Once back at Brooklyn, the stadium was easy to get to and parking was only $4, which is a bonus I imagine. I got in with no problems (thankfully) and got on the field in time for the AL team taking BP. I got the people I needed, and headed up to the press box, where, of course, no seats were left. I did get a table of sorts (it’s like a bar-type table), but no chair. Which was fine. Filed a side bar (after finding what I needed to do to get an outside line), covered the game, talked to who I needed to, and then filed that.
(later tonight, if I have the energy, I’m going to do a blog entry on the people in the press box. Very interesting to say the least).
The ride how was uneventful for the most part. I didn’t get lost, but got nailed in some traffic just above Yankee Stadium (which, even though I hate the Yanks, is pretty neat to see as you go by on the highway) because of night construction. The only other thing I saw was a truck had messed up one of the toll booth entry ways on the thruway. Looks like he had clipped it coming in. The truck was still there and things were banged up!) Made it through everything OK though.
Overall it wasn’t a bad experience. Thanfully, they announced next year’s game would be in Aberdeen, so if I get sent, I’ll get to check that place out. And not have to drive to New York City.