We went to Citi Field, and had great seats, as we were sitting right next to the foul pole on the third base line. The Mets were playing the Miami Marlins, and the Mets had the Long Island kid Steven Matz going on the mound. The game was good for the first inning, and the Matz's world, as well as all of ours, collapsed, as he let in seven runs in the second inning, in an eventual 10-3 loss.
But that was what made the game so fun. There were no lines for food because there was no one in the stadium by the fifth inning. For the first time ever, I was able to wait on line for Shake Shack, get it, and be back in my seat in about fifteen minutes.
By the eighth inning there was no one left except us and a few people on the other side, so me and my dad started just shouting "Whoo" and eventually the whole stadium was doing it, and it was so much fun. They tried to do the wave, but when you have a whole side of the stadium empty, it is very hard to pull the wave off.
After the game the 10-3 loss was not so bad again, as we were able to drive out of the parking lot and be home in twenty minute's because there was no traffic at all, because everyone was gone.
Even though my beloved Mets lost, it was still an enjoyable time with friends and family, and we had a good time, that will be shared and remembered for a long time. Once again, Happy Birthday Mom!
How do you celebrate your mother's birthday? Does your mother's birthday fall on another special day? Did you think that the way we celebrated was nice?
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"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." - Henry David Thoreau
"The degree of loving is measured, by the degree of living." - Edwin Louis Cole