New York/Coney Island

WTC memorial at KeySpan Park in Coney Island — © Brian Rose

Got invited to a minor league baseball game–the Brooklyn Cyclones–who play at KeySpan Park located near the boardwalk, just beneath the landmarked parachute jump, with the Cyclone roller coaster visible beyond the scoreboard in left field.

KeySpan Park, Coney Island — © Brian Rose

KeySpan Park, Coney Island — © Brian Rose

Carlos Beltran, #15, on deck — © Brian Rose

Big crowd on hand as word had gotten out that Carlos Beltran, the injured Mets all star centerfielder, would be emerging from rehab to play with the Cyclones. He went 1 for 3 with a walk and single. Hit a line drive to the warning track that was caught, got picked off at first base (bad call by the ump), and struck out awkwardly in his last at bat. Read more here.

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