17 July 2009

Almost My Sentiments

The first words out of the girlie's mouth this morning were: "Are there going to be bunkbeds at the hotel?" A couple of years ago, I'd taken her with me to my college reunion. We'd stayed in a dorm room with a bunkbed, and she's never forgotten it. She's been asking to go back and visit the campus again, and we needed a weekend away, so we asked my sister-in-law for a favor. She nabbed us a great deal in a swank hotel - without bunkbeds - so we're getting on the road today, for a long weekend in Boston.

I don't know what all we'll do there, but we are not going to a Red Sox game. I can't see taking the kid to a major league game yet (way too much money for someone who won't appreciate it), and when I do? It'll be a Mets game. I grew up in New York, and we'd go to Mets games once in a while, but no one was a big fan or anything. It was just one of those things you did in the summer.

Then I went off to college, in the Boston area as you may have surmised, and somehow ended up at Fenway for a Red Sox / Yankees game, where, I confess, I rooted for the Yankees. It was a freshman transgression - really, your Honor, I was just supporting the New York team, not knowing any better - and that was it. I immediately saw the error of my ways.

That said, this guy's shirt made me laugh. After I took the picture of his back - at the Central Park Zoo - I tapped him on the shoulder and told him I liked his shirt. He looked a little sheepish, and told me he was worried about wearing it out in public in New York.

When it comes right down to it, I think I hate the Yankees more than I root for the Mets. Just on principle.

And anyway, the Red Sox are elsewhere this weekend.

12 comments:

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Well, good. You stick with the Mets and they will stick with you. I don't even know what that means but we are desperate and will take any fans we can find. Because really? We stink.

A sad, sad Mets fan,
Ellie

Phantom Scribbler said...

If you get bored in the absence of Red Sox games (which seems unlikely, I know, but it COULD happen), give us a buzz.

BarbaraCA said...

She might like the Swan boats, and the MFA has a scavenger hunt for kids (so she has something to look for while you have things to look at) and if it's really hot, the mega sprinkler park on the Common looked pretty awesome last time we were there. Aww, now I'm homesick.

Rachel said...

Have a blast in Boston! I've never been there, but I'd like to go someday, bunk beds or not!

Florinda said...

My dad is a lifelong (80 years!) Yankees fan. A few years ago, my son - the firstborn grandchild - bought himself an Official "Yankee Hater" baseball cap and rejected the family legacy.

I love Boston - have a great weekend! (And then off to Chicago - keeping your suitcases busy :-).)

Major Bedhead said...

Hey, I have that shirt!

And better a Mets fan than a *spit* Yankees fan. ;)

Enjoy your time in Boston. The Science Museum is loads of fun for kids older than toddlers. The aquarium is also very cool. I think there's a splash park near the Prudential shops.

wheelsonthebus said...

that shirt rocks

The LIbrary Lady said...

My papa has been a Mets fan from the start--since the Giants left NY. Ironically, he has lived in the Bronx his whole life.

I too am a die-hard Mets fan, though I haven't followed the game much for years. But unfortunately, I live here in Virginia and have to put up with the office nebbish, who is an incredibly overdevoted Nats fan.

So the weird little clay head statue someone gave the library (we think it might supposed to be Virginia Woolf) that sits on a high shelf has been wearing a Mets cap all summer. I know it must piss him off :)

Have a lovely time in Boston. MY girlies keep asking when we're going back there again!

Kyla said...

Julie and I took our older kids to an Astros game last month and they made it 7 innings. I think age correlates directly to the number of innings a kid can make it, our kids were both 7.

Why does everyone hate the Yankees? I don't know these things.

heidi said...

HA! last night we brought a pair of Y fans to the PW station to buy train tix to see McCartney. The friend did not know the name of the destination, so I yelled "SHEA!" The guy in the booth said "THAT'S my kind of gal!" I said "Don't give these guys a hard time, just because they're Y fans!" And he proceeded to give them tix to get there, but none to get back. They had no idea until we were at Shea. :-)

Debbie said...

That's really funny! I guess the guy wasn't that worried:)

piyush@ Education loan in India said...

ha ha ha its funnier................