Park # 117
What I Remember
This was a memorable day on the trip. Damaschke Field was a quintessential New York Penn League ballpark. It sits right in the middle of a neighborhood and looks out over the rolling hills of Central New York. The box seats the team put us in were basically on the field and thus we got some of the closest game footage we shot all season on the video camera that night. We also did an a cappella version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame on the stadium mic during the 7th inning stretch. It was fitting, even if we were not great singers.
My biggest memory of the day though was having to be dragged out of a museum to go to the game in the first place. Cooperstown is only a half hour or so from Oneonta and the Hall of Fame game, an exhibition between two major league clubs, was still being played on induction weekend at the Hall so we checked out the Twins and the Giants for a couple of innings at Doubleday Field and then went to the Hall itself.
I shot more than 30 minutes of video, I could have shot 30 hours. There was simply way too much to see in one afternoon. I am sorry to say I have not been back to Cooperstown since but I am hopeful to get back for a longer stop soon.
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