An Apple A Day
The Royals were a hit at the All-Star Game in New York. Greg Holland, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez all contributed to the 3-0 American League victory. In the days leading up to the big event at Citi Field (home of the Mets), the Royals made their annual visit to Yankee Stadium.
In honor of the All-Star Game being in The Big Apple, 35 baseball-themed apples were spread throughout various landmarks in NYC. I found the Royals apple only a few blocks from our hotel. It was in front of the Fox building on 6th Avenue.
On the night of our first game at Yankee Stadium a thunderstorm popped up in the 5th inning, delaying the game for 59 minutes. Royals VP Mike Swanson tweeted this pic of the Yankee Stadium grounds crew having a MISERABLE time trying to cover the infield after the skies opened up.
Earlier that day it was gorgeous when we arrived for the opener of the 4-game series. New Yankee Stadium is in it’s fifth season, as is Citi Field. Both NYC stadiums opened the same year as the renovated Kauffman Stadium.
In Cleveland we had good weather for our second consecutive visit. The weather in NE Ohio changes in the blink of an eye, thanks in large part to Lake Erie. Just a few blocks from the Royals hotel, right on the Lake are the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Inside the GLSC is the NASA Glenn Visitors Center, named for former astronaut and senator John Glenn, an Ohio native.