This next post plates up nothing edible — and to certain baseball fans, it will be utterly unpalatable — but humor me: Today is the last day of the regular baseball season.
What could be more fitting than a visit to a ballpark?
For those Darden students seeking a taste of real Americana, little can compete with a professional baseball game. (Mark your calendars now for April. We're in playoff season now and tickets will be hard to come by until next year.)
Baltimore, with its beautiful Camden Yards ballpark, makes for an easy weekend trip. A bit farther, you'll reach Philadelphia Phillies' region. And then: Yankees territory.
The new Yankee Stadium, in New York City's Bronx borough, is just a year old. I had never been to the old Yankee Stadium, so I can't compare. This version stands as stately and proud as any living monument to baseball.
Enter the stadium, and you feel as if you are in a hallowed hall. I love the old photographs of Yankees legends, larger than life overhead. Babe Ruth. Yogi Berra. The history here is breathtaking.