LADY AT THE BAT: Things To Do In The Bronx When The Yankees Are Dead

Monday, July 2, 2007

Things To Do In The Bronx When The Yankees Are Dead

A few more nails were hammered into the Yankee coffin over the weekend, by Scott Proctor, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte. Proctor's hammer was a flame. Posada used his mouth. Pettitte did it the old-fashioned way: with his arm. It was enough to make even the most die-hard Yankee fan look for something else to do, rather than watch their favorite team go down the tubes.

That was the way I felt yesterday, when I decided not to bother with the Yankee game. Instead, I spent a beautiful, relaxing afternoon at Wave Hill. Look at these pictures and tell me this wasn't better than seeing Andy Pettitte give up 8 runs and not get out of the 2nd inning:

Wave Hill is located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. From the 1840s until the 1960s it was a country estate, lived in by various elected officials, diplomats and captains of industry. It is now one of 33 City-owned cultural institutions. A public garden and cultural center, it overlooks the Hudson River and the Palisades. It's open year-round, but the best time to visit it is during baseball season. If you're in town to see either the Mets or the Yankees, make sure you include a trip to Wave Hill before you leave.

In other news, the man with the snake shut down the Red Sox yesterday. Kameron Loe and four relievers held Boston to just 1 run, en route to their first winning road trip of the season. Loe, the owner of a boa named Angel, is 4-0 in his last four starts. Small consolation to Yankee fans, but beggars can't be choosy.

The Lady

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