Sunday, May 24, 2009

Baseball Hall of Fame: Cooperstown, NY

Yesterday, I visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which is located in the middle of nowhere in the town of Cooperstown, NY. Since it is only an hour drive for me, I decided to head up there for the day with my friend Ange, who is one of those friends that doesn't understand why I love baseball so much. The goal was for her to see the tradition that it holds and the vast history of the game that has taken place since the 1800's.

On Saturday, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened up their new exhibit Viva Baseball! to the public. Roberto Clemente Jr., Orlando Cepeda and Juan Marichal were on hand for the ceremony along with many members of the media. At 1pm the exhibit was opened to the public and I went in with my friend to check it out. The exhibit is bright and vibrant and it was great to see the different artifacts that they had which celebrated the impact that Latin American players have had on the game of baseball.

I have been to the Hall many times and it never gets old. While the artifacts are pretty much the same (with the exception of them moving the exhibits around in a different location), there is always something new you see or read that that you might have missed from a previous visit. Below are a sample of the pictures i took from this trip.They have this thing where you can hit in the batting cages and also test your arm to see how fast you throw. I hadn't thrown a baseball in a long time but I figured it would be fun to go for it. You will never guess how fast my fastball is!

8 comments:

Kyle said...

Great pics. I'm glad you had a good time at the Hall of Fame.

It will be great seeing some of the Yankee greats we grew up watching make the Hall of Fame some day.

eyebleaf said...

I need to hit up Cooperstown this summer.

Bruno Van Rottweiler said...

Cool, brings back cool childhood memories. Great how you got the Skydome, Doc amongst others. I wonder was there any love for Al Leiter at the Hall? The Philly Phanatic was represented as well unh? Looks like you had a fun time...

The Commish! said...

Awesome pics! I am hoping to go to Cooperstown next summer!

Al Leiter's Bullpen Catcher said...

Of course there was love for Al Leiter. He pitched a no-hitter in 1996. If you look at my newest post I have a picture up of it. Granted the glass made it hard for me to technically point at him.

<3 to the philly fanantic. hes great and so huggable. too bad there was glass in between us :)

Al Leiter's Bullpen Catcher said...

eye: it's great. the only bad part about cooperstown is that it is such a tiny town and there is nowhere to park at all. I cant imagine how crazy it is when they are inducting guys.

Vince Black said...

53 mph?

Al Leiter's Bullpen Catcher said...

45, but close. I don't know why i thought I was going to easily hit 60mph. I guess I need to start throwing the ball around more.