New York, New York

Monday, July 13, 2009

A daytrip to the city was on tap for us on the Monday, one day after flying back from Florida! I had a docs appointment at HSS for some x-rays and exam. Left earlier in the morning, arriving in Harrison around 11:30 or so. This trip we decided to try out a new 'parking' option, instead of the ridiculous price we had been paying in Newark. Lo and behold - it worked! $7.00 to park for the day, much better than the $20-$30 we had been paying across the way! The Harrison PATH station is right across the street as well, so I think we found our new favorite way to get into New York!

Took the PATH to WTC, then the 6 train up to 68th Street. Found Dallas BBQ on 3rd between 72nd and 73rd and had some lunch. Was pretty good fare, good service, would probably go back to again, although it still ranks below 'Slice' and 'Finnegans Wake' as our favs on the Upper East Side. To the docs appointment afterwards.

Afterwards, we took the 6 train back to Grand Central Terminal and walked around there a bit so Mike could see it. Had gelato at a stand there, and then walked to the NHL Store and wandered around. Back on the subway at that point - D train to West 4th, then the A train to Chambers Street - before getting on the PATH back to Harrison.

Went to the Newark Bears game and actually made it through the entire game! Yep, can you believe it?? Well, there weren't all that many people there, it was a nice stadium, and a beautiful night for baseball - all factors enticed us to stay for the whole game. Home afterwards.

Bears Defeat Barnstormers 4-1

The Newark Bears defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 4-1 at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in downtown Newark, NJ.

Lancaster scored their only run in the first inning after Matt Watson’s RBI single drove in second baseman Lloyd Turner.

Three of the four runs for Newark were homers - Rob Mackowiak crushed a home run in his second game back as a Newark Bear and Carl Everett launched his twelfth homer of the season in the fourth, quickly followed by a home run off the bat of Michael Hernandez.

Newark’s Ramiro Mendoza pitched like he was still at Yankee Stadium, taking the win after seven innings on the mound, striking out four and allowing only one earned run. Armando Benitez notched his seventh save of the season after allowing just one hit in the ninth inning. Lancaster’s Eric Ackerman recorded the loss.

The Newark Bears start a three game series at home against the Somerset Patriots on Tuesday, Wednesday and a special day game at 11:05am on Thursday. Tickets for all three games are available by calling 1-888-85-BEARS or by visiting The Bears have partnered with Habitat for Humanity this week, and a portion of all tickets sales will be donated to Habitat. Visit Bears & Eagles Riverfront stadium and support your Newark Bears as well as a great cause.

If you can’t make the game, make sure to check out Emmy Award winning broadcaster Spencer Ross who will be calling play by play on Newark Bears Internet Radio in partnership with Newark Radio Series. Visit at game time to tune in.

Total Mileage: 328 Driving Miles

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