I won’t pretend that I’m a huge baseball fan….however-Baseball is ‘yuge’ here in New York. On game days the subways are filled with Yankees and Mets shirts and I am now very familiar that Jeter, Wright, Santana, and Rodriguez are BASEBALL players and not football, soccer or the dozen other sports players that I don’t follow. (However I will admit to knowing that Derek Jeter has a shoe addiction.)
My cousin Tim is a huge baseball nut and offered to take us to a Mets game….and I’m always up for checkin’ out new stuff. So off we went to Citi Field-The Mets brand spankin’ new stadium in Queens.
The front entrance of Citi Field features a rotunda named after Jackie Robinson and honors his life and accomplishments. Engraved into the rotunda’s 160-foot diameter floor and etched into the archways are words and larger-than-life images that defined Robinson’s nine values: Courage, Excellence, Persistence, Justice, Teamwork, Commitment, Citizenship, Determination and Integrity. Robinson’s famous quote: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives,” is engraved into the upper ring of the rotunda.