Saturday, July 2, 2011


I WENT TO COOPERSTOWN TODAY!!! It was so amazing!!! Before I get into it though, let me post some pictures:

Me at the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Joe Arciniega
The Hall
My Favorite Player: Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Joe Arciniega
The bat that Babe Ruth used when he famously called his shot
Hall of Fame
I still can't believe it! Visiting Cooperstown has been a life-long dream of mine, but I never thought that I would actually have a good opportunity to do it. This was truly an amazing experience and I am so happy that I got to have it.

Admittedly, I was a little upset when Ms. Neal woke me up at 9:00 AM with her text message, but when I saw that it was regarding a trip to the Hall of Fame she was instantly forgiven. I replied as quickly as my half-awakened brain would allow me to and then went ahead and got some more sleep.

At about 1:20 PM we began to drive and continued onwards for about 2 1/2 hours. I also have to say that I was a little disappointed when we first arrived at the Hall because from the outside, it really doesn't look like much. However, once you get in and start exploring, it just seems to go on forever.

There are three floors to the Museum, all of which were thoroughly explored by Nick and myself, and every one of them has it's own great treasures. The first floor has the Hall, which I posted above, and the second and third contain various baseball artifacts from throughout history, such as Babe Ruth's bat.

We walked around for about 3 hours and finally decided that it was time to hit the gift shop and go home. We drove for about another 2 1/2 hours, of which Nick was knocked out for almost all, and finally arrived home around 9:15PM. Nick and I, and probably Ms. Neal, are very tired from this spectacular day of American tradition, but would like you all to know that there is nothing like Cooperstown. If you are a baseball fan, you HAVE to go. You will truly will not regret it.

Joe Arciniega, Future Hall of Famer, signing out. Good night!


  1. Joe,

    What does this have to do with Freedom & Justice? Were you and Nick just using us to get a free trip to Cooperstown? ☺

    And what’s with the two of you trying to sleep the day away? Sleep is overrated. Fight the urge and cram as much into your days as you can.

    On the other hand, WOW! What a thrill this had to be. I’m very envious and I’m not even a big baseball fan.

  2. Wow! Are you kidding me? The legends of baseball AND the "legends" of philosophy -- BOTH in one summer? Nice. Sounds like you all had a great time. Wish I could have been there with you! Happy 4th.