On the inbound path to Citi Field, my dear wife Karen and I along with fellow New York Mets lover and good friend Steve Vicik Jr. and his lovely wife Kristen passed a whole lot of access to La Guardia Airport.
Yes, Flushing Meadows is right next to one of the Big Apple’s major air thoroughfares. I used to watch the overhead action at Shea Stadium. Hear it, too, even over the Let’s Go Mets cheers.
I was more than a bit fascinated to watch them depart over the center-field scoreboard Saturday.
OK, maybe I was a bit too fascinated by the big birds. I must admit, they did not seem as loud to me as they did at Shea. Maybe it was the rain. Or my hearing.
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There were also moments in the two stores we visited and other spots that did not fit into other posts this week. And so this happy Mets fan — remember, my squad went on the next day to win the completion of that rain-suspended game against the Reds in 13 innings and then take the regularly schedule game, too, behind the magnificent major-league debut of appropriately named, went-to-my-Long-Island-High-School-phenom pitcher Steven Matz — will leave you with one last photo montage.
Do you enjoy watching planes take off and land, and where do you best get to watch? What’s your favorite piece of sports wear or memorabilia, and why? Which is your favorite photograph, and why?