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We Meet Again Tour – 31 January 2018, #1

I did some visits on Staten Island and spotted the moon over Brooklyn while riding the ferry back to Manhattan.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 26 August 2016

Accompanied by guest artist Tricia, the Until We Meet Again Tour played three stops today.

A walking tour of Chelsea Marketplace, the High Line, and the Meatpacking District began the day. The Hello Brooklyn cruise by the Circle Line came next. Fun Home rounded out the day.

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Purple octopuses, not flowers, New York Aquarium

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Spotted these in the gift shop
and had to take their photo.

Perhaps they have a garden.

18 April 2014
New York Aquarium
Brooklyn, New York

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Purple flowers, Prospect Park Zoo 2

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Gathered, ready,
a bouquet in the field.

Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, New York
22 November 2012

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Baseball, Brooklyn style

The Dodgers have long since left Brooklyn, although my friend Jose insists they will return. That may happen someday.

photo (46) (800x421)But baseball  – part of our past in so many ways – remains part of our present in Brooklyn. A couple of strong throws and good relays away from Coney Island’s famed Cyclone, the Brooklyn Cyclones play. Affiliated with the New York Mets, the Cyclones play in the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League. Interestingly enough, teams come from seven states, not just New York and Pennsylvania.

The Cyclones were league co-champions in their first season, 2001. They have not achieved such success since.

The team puts on a show: four mascots (as opposed to two umpires), cheerleaders, hot dog races, and more entertain fans between and during innings. Promotional giveaways happen often. I got a hat and a drawstring bag tonight. MCU Park puts fans right on the edge of the action. It also provides views of Coney Island rides, the beach, and the ocean. An awesome atmosphere.

And they play baseball.

Tonight, at the invitation of one of my summer interns, Marissa, and her father Bill, I joined members of Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church and Bay Ridge United Church and watched the Cyclones beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 6-4.

Each team manufactured their runs from base-hits (and a couple doubles) and aggressive base running. Two spectacular catches took place in the outfield with a Cyclone player running into the wall and holding the ball. Errors and walks also played a role. The Lake Monster outfielders threw out two Cyclones at the plate. A Cyclone outfielder, trying for a play at third, threw the ball into the stands.

Vermont opened the scoring. The Cyclones came back and took the lead. I the eight, Vermont scored three times and went ahead. The Cyclones answered with three runs and retook the lead. They then held on defense to win the game.

They play baseball. And that is very, very good.

See you along the Trail.

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Purple flowers, Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church 3

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A ball of purple
waits in the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church garden
for the game to begin.

Brooklyn, New York
15 June 2012

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Purple flowers, Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church 2

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Delicate purple needles
weave beauty.

Brooklyn, New York
15 June 2012

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