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June 6, 2013

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Project Prom Committee 2013

Classic cancellation not a huge disappointment

I applaud the Baseball HOF’s move of the Classic to Memorial Day Saturday. I just wished it had not been rained out. 

My wife and I have been annual weekend-a-year visitors to Cooperstown for a decade. We live 275 miles away, in Greenville Wilmington, Del., about a five-hour drive, sometimes longer. We typically come up on a Friday afternoon and spend two nights, and this year we’d planned on three nights.

As a longtime baseball fan, I make baseball a part of our experience, but Cooperstown has enough to offer that we enjoy the whole package, with it anchored in what’s going on there for baseball. Last year, we were there for the Classic in July. A couple years back, we were there in October for a World Series when we watched the game at the HOF (actually, it ended up being rained out).

It’s a shame that the Classic —  and the Memorial Day parade (to which I looked forward as a Vietnam-era veteran) — was rained out this year, but that’s no reason that the HOF should not schedule it for Memorial Day next year. If the HOF gave us notice in June that next year’s game would be Memorial Day Saturday, I’d order those tickets today.

On our trips up, we’ve stayed a couple of times at the Otesaga, more often at the Best Western south of Cooperstown, and in July 2012 everything was so sold out we had to stay in Cobleskill. We always visit Fly Creek where we load up on goodies, and I visit Willis Monie books every year, usually buying $100 or so in ephemera and books. We particularly enjoy spending time at the Ommegang brewery, as well as Cooperstown Brewing Co, and we have at least one or two meals at the Cooperstown Diner. The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market is a highlight, and we bought some of the new spirits there this year. And we — except for Saturday’s monsoon — always just enjoy walking on the downtown main streets.

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