On the Road…Lakewood, N.J. Day 3
Well I don’t know if anyone is reading this blog but if they are, this is broadcaster Mike Passanisi coming live from Lakewood, N.J. before game three of our series with the Lakewood BlueClaws. I’ve been traveling with the team for the past two road trips and will continue to do so for the rest of the month of August. So be sure to listen in as the Sand Gnats traverse the northern part of the U.S. as we have two more games in Lakewood before we head to Salisbury, Md. to face the Delmarva Shorebirds.
The bus ride was long (18 hours) but fun and we arrived in Lakewood at 2 a.m. Monday morning. When we got to the park on Monday I was blown away by FirstEnergy Park and its awesomeness. It’s amazing to look at the contrast in parks like Grayson, Lake Olmstead in Augusta and the one here in Lakewood. The press box is kept quite cool and it’s been cold overall here in the North, with temperatures dropping into the low 70s high 60s at night.
Mike Stutes was lights out last night, throwing 6.1 innings of no-hit baseball against the Gnats as the BlueClaws defeated Savannah 4-0.
I visited the Ocean Park Mall yesterday and found myself very dissapointed. Being a mall afficionado, this mall was lacking in some serious categories. One, it didn’t have an Apple store, so that was a bummer. Two, the eateries for mid-mall snacking were average at best although they did have a Ms. Fields Cookies! Three, the quality of stores was just ok. They had an American Eagle and Gap..all your standards but nothing outstanding. It gets an overall grade of a C
Yesterday I also had my first experience at a Firendly’s restaurant. The food wasn’t bad, I had a hamburger and fires.
One thing that does need to be in Savannah is a late-night convienece store of some type, a 7-Eleven or a Wawa. They’re clutch early in the morning.
Well, thats going to do it. I’ve got to head to the park soon. I’ll write when we get to Delmarva