So Ryan really wanted to go to a game at the Old Yankee Stadium in NYC before they closed it down and open the new one, and I am always up for a trip anywhere anytime, so a couple weekends ago we headed to the city with my friend from work Nadine....
and Ryan's friend from school Andrew.
The game itself was pretty boring. However I was thoroughly entertained, dismayed and disgusted watching this kid throughout the game.
He was eleven years old and seriously ate for two hours straight. Poor Nadine, he chomped and spilled all over her! The first couple innings he had his baseball glove on one hand and would fill it with chips, eat those until they were gone, guzzle his two liter soda and then continue to alternate. Then it was a jumbo pretzel, a hot dog and a bag of cracker jacks! I felt like it was my duty as a exercise physiology major to say something and warn him and his oblivious grandparents that he was headed down a long, tumultuous road of serious health issues and that the long-term ramifications of his hand to mouth habit would most certainly result in clogged arteries, heart-ache, and regret. Instead, I bit my tongue and took a picture.
We also saw an incredible performance of the Tony awarding Broadway hit musical "Jersey Boys" for only $27.00 a ticket. Turns out if you're one of the first ten people to show up at the box office at 1:00 you can get "standing room only tickets" to the 3:00 matinee. At first I was not happy about the idea of standing for three hours while to watch the show, but I was so entertained I barely noticed I was on my feet! Plus I just kept thinking how much more everyone else around me spent on their tickets for the same view.
If I could have only meet this guy,
it may have been a perfect trip to NYC. Someday Matt, someday.