From six years of bowling on the same team with Steve Vicik Jr., I knew that my fellow Mets fan and his wife Kristen would be great traveling partners to hop in my Chevy Cruze with my dear wife Karen and I for the daylong journey from Syracuse to Citi Field on Saturday.
Steve lived up to his dry sense of humor when we took a gas-and-more break just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
“Think you can get fireworks there?” he said, as we pulled past the place with the inflatable gorilla in front.
He and his wife — a Yankees fan who we had to talk out of wearing that shirt to the Mets stadium more than a month ago — were good sports when we next stopped, in the parking lot of Citi Field, when we planned what to bring with us to our seats for the rainy day.
And they were great sports as we marched around the stadium. Steve and I posed for a shot outside. As soon as we got through the gates, he decided he wanted to buy a souvenir program.
And, yes, they were good sports as it rained through the six innings and the Mets and Reds played to a 1-1 tie before the umpires waved the teams off the field and the tarp on.
Yesterday: The Game
Tomorrow: Mets Museum
Wednesday: Rain, really
Have you ever traveled out-of-state and brought home fireworks? What souvenirs would you look for at a game? What’s your favorite photograph, and why?