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05-20-2008, 05:44 PM
Next month my family and I are going on a baseball adventure. We are going to Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Fenway, and the Hall of Fame. We are going to be staying in Sciota, PA and traveling to Yankee, Shea, and Citizens Bank. We are then going to Cooperstown and Boston. Has anybody been to these stadiums? What is the best course of action for going to these stadiums? Public Transportation, driving yourself, etc. Also looking for sports related things to do in each of the cities if anybody has any input on that. Mods, if this needs to be moved to non-baseball please do so.

Thank You.

05-20-2008, 07:00 PM
I've been to Yankee Stadium, Fenway and the Hall of Fame. The worst thing about Yankee Stadium was that I went there first thing after coming home from a year in Europe, so I was surrounded by loud, obnoxious Americans after a year of trying to avoid loud, obnoxious American tourists. The coolest thing about Yankee Stadium was sitting behind a couple of Orthodox Jewish teenagers dressed as if they came straight from Hebrew School, discussing the all-time best Yankees and Tigers, position by position. It's not often mentioned as a selling point, but nowhere will you find quite the multicultural crowd at a ballgame than you will at Yankee Stadium. It really is a unique experience. Fenway definitely gave me chills down the spine upon first seeing the playing field. Unfortunately, that spine needed a chiropractor after the game, as we sat wedged into seats down the right field line, craning our necks 90 degrees to view home plate.

Cooperstown is beautiful. It's a place I could see myself retiring to some day. Just a small NY town on a beautiful lake. The museum is excellent if you are a history buff, but the gift shop is too NY-Boston centric for my tastes. If you are old enough to partake, I suggest making a stop at the Ommegang Brewery while you are at it. They brew Belgian-style beers there.