Sleeping in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Living in Delmar, NY, we’re about 75 miles from Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Beautiful little town in the middle of nowhere, with a gorgeous lake and a lost-in-time feel. The museum offers a program called “Extra Innings,” where groups may come to spend the night. So a group of 36 local children, most of them accompanied by an adult, arrived at the museum at 6:00. The kids played a baseball trivia game, then had a scavenger hunt that brought them all over the museum — which was empty except for us. At 8:30, they watched “The Sandlot” in a small theater, lights out at 11:00. Didn’t sleep so great, but it was a great experience for young and old alike.

Here’s a few snaps:

We all slept in the Gallery, where each Hall of Famer has his own plaque. While my favorite old-time players are Ted Williams and Christy Mathewson, we are Mets fans to the end, and there aren’t many Mets in the Hall of Fame. I believe the grand total is one. So we found Tom Seaver’s plaque and claimed our spot.

I enjoyed wandering around the near-empty museum, where I found a famous shoulder to lean on.

Here’s Gavin, just about ready for bed.

Maybe to most folks, that just seems like a bad night’s sleep. But we  counted ourselves lucky.

One comment

  1. Doret says:

    Sandlot is a good baseball movie. Sandlot 2 not so much.

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