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Swing Into Spring â?" Baseball Is Here!

Today is the first day of spring, and we are thrilled to welcome the new season in New York City! We love the warming temperatures, but one of our favorite reasons for our love affair with spring is baseball. Pitchers and catchers signal to us that spring is indeed here!

While we don’t know how our home-team Yankees and Mets will fair in 2015 (let’s pray for playoffs, please!), we do know that rosters change, and both new and returning players will be looking to excel on the field – swinging the bat, running the bases, powerful pitching, and making game-changing plays.

When game play begins, questions immediately start to swirl. Who’ll be our teams’ stars this year (will we have any)? How will Alex Rodriguez perform after being away from the game? How will Matt Harvey’s arm look as he throws from the mound? Who are the early predictions for American League and National League champs to face off during the World Series?

Mark your calendars! The Yankees home opener is April 6 at 1:05 pm; the Bronx Bombers play the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. In our home borough of Queens, the Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies for their home opener on April 13 at 1:10 pm at Citi Field.

Our location conveniently connects us to the stadiums by subway so consider extending your visit to any game this season and stay with us overnight or for a mini-getaway. Queens was named the top U.S. place to visit by Lonely Planet in 2015, and our hotel was picked by Fodor’s as one of the 10 best in the borough.

Even if you’re not at the game or watching it on TV, you can keep the spirit of baseball alive by watching great feel-good baseball movies with family and friends (like “The Sandlot”), manage your fantasy baseball team, and snack on hotdogs, peanuts and cracker jacks.

There are many baseball places around New York City’s five boroughs where you can practice your own hitting, pitching and throwing skills. But, remember to take game play outside, too!

 

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