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Order restored for the moment in the Whirled Serious. I say the Sox win Game 3 and the Cards take Game 4 this weekend…

Meanwhile, light day of blogging round these parts. I’ll be back later on.

Happy Friday, you guys.

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 25, 2013 8:54 am

Happy Friday, Alex! Rainy Friday PM here, just watched the end of Game 2. Martinez & Rosenthal..why can't the Yankees find guys like this? Martinez threw a slider that looked like something from the old Hardball video game, and Rosenthal K'd the side on 11 pitches. Poor Daniel Nava coming off the bench to see that in the bottom of the 9th.

2 rbj   ~  Oct 25, 2013 10:22 am

Have to mow the lawn this afternoon and hopefully put it to bed until spring training games.

3 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 25, 2013 10:37 am

Happy Friday. Glad Sox lost (of course). Hope it doesn't go 7.

4 boslaw   ~  Oct 25, 2013 11:56 am

Hi everyone, long time lurker here. Hope you don't mind a diversion since our team is on the sidelines.

I'm Headed to NJ with my family (wife & kids aged 6, 8, 10) for Thanksgiving week. Any recommendations for what to do in NYC day after T-day? We've done Times Sq, Rockettes, Ripley's, Tussaud's. We've eaten at Jekyll & Hyde's & Max Brenner chocolate. We've ridden a horse carriage in central park. Basically, we've hit many of the biggest most touristy things for kids. The kids like the novelty type stuff. I prefer to avoid huge crowds (no waiting for overpriced ice skating in Rock Center). Great walking neighborhoods with interesting sites & shops would be good for us. Novelty stuff like Ripley's would be good too. Unpretentious restaurants that give a great NY experience (I wouldn't necessarily count Jekyll's or Max Brenner for this) and wouldn't mind 3 noisy kids would be ideal.


5 ms october   ~  Oct 25, 2013 12:31 pm

[4] here are a few suggestions:

- maybe go to brooklyn - there is interesting walking spots in brooklyn heights and then lots of neighborhoods like park slope a walk or train ride away that has tons of neighborhood restaurants and some shopping that are very used to kids. the children's meuseum in bk might be okay for your kids too. if not prospect park. the transit museum is also in bk as is pier 6 park near the water.
- ny botanical garden (it is in the bx) - the holiday train show starts in mid-november. it can be a bit crowded, but it is really nice if you like natural representations of ny landmarks and/or your kids are into trains. getting timed tickets before hand is a must though.
- sony wonder technology lab might be fun if they are into tech stuff.
it is also pretty close to central park.

6 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 25, 2013 12:59 pm

4) The High Line is a great walk on the west side. Great shops, and restaurants on each end of the walk, but especially the south end. thehighline.org.
The Staten Island Ferry is a great ride for kids. Cheap, easy way to see the Statue of Liberty from the water.

Great thing to do with the kids the night before Thanksgiving is watching the balloons getting inflated for the parade outside the Museum of Natual History, but there are definitely crowds.

7 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 25, 2013 1:00 pm

I heard that the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria (Queens) is free admission on Fridays; I'd contact them to verify first if that interests you. I would also check NYC.gov and iloveny.com and see if they are listing any fall events for families; I imagine between Halloween and Thanksgiving there has to be quite a few fun family things going on.

8 oncewent3for2   ~  Oct 25, 2013 1:33 pm

Seconding the suggestions about the transit museum in Brooklyn, Pier 6 and Museum of the Moving Image.

9 boslaw   ~  Oct 25, 2013 2:00 pm

Good suggestions everyone, thanks. I'm off to google some of these now : )

10 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 25, 2013 3:30 pm

For the cost of a subway ride, you can cross the East River on the Roosevelt Island tram and get a lot of the "sky view" feeling for a fraction of the hassle of waiting in like at the Empire State Building, etc. If you time it for sunset, the lights coming up through the gloaming are the city at its most beautiful. 2nd Ave. and 60th St.

11 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 25, 2013 5:36 pm

[9] Since you're already in NJ, a visit to the Liberty Science Museum in Jersey City would be good with your kids. Interactive displays, etc. Plus you get a close rear view look at the Statue of Liberty. And, you can leave your car there and take a short ferry across the harbor to the financial district and the World Trade site. There are kid friendly restaurant near there (PJ Clarkes, Shake Shack on Murray, Bubbie's in Tribeca.

12 oncewent3for2   ~  Oct 26, 2013 7:39 am

Andruw Jones and Casey McGehee in Game 1 of the Japan Series. Their team, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, is down 0-2 in the top of the 9th, at home. Jones is due to hit sixth in the 9th, followed by McGehee.

13 oncewent3for2   ~  Oct 26, 2013 8:00 am

Bottom 9th, runners on 1st and 3rd with two outs. Jones on deck. Ginji makes decent contact and the ball is headed towards right field but the second baseman makes a good play to end the game. Eagles starter for Game 2 is Masahiro Tanaka, who went 24-0 on the season and is said to be headed to MLB in 2014.

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