Proof that you're never too old for a piggyback ride.
My friend Michael has a saying about the Mets each year: "Just get me to football season." After eight long painful seasons, the New York Metropolitans not only got him (and I) to football season, but have now become the must see sport of October.
I've always loved the monuments at Yankee Stadium but they don't respond to me when I talk to them. Fortunately, Citi Field has its own historical symbols, and one of them is Tracy Nieporent, a Mets fan since 1962, who is alive and well and a fixture at most home games.
I do windows. Unfortunately, I do them every couple of years, which gives the windows plenty of time to get dirty, and even then it is clear that I don't do them very well because I have always considered the job a pane in the glass.
How is a "mancation" different than a bachelor party? These trips are about finding the time to bond with all of your buddies in a new place or with a new activity -- not celebrating one man's last night of singledom. But similar to organizing a bachelor party, planning a mancation takes work.
A couple months after 9/11, I got to put on an authentic New York Mets uniform and played baseball at the Mets' training facilities in Port St. Lucie, Florida.