Our week at Cooperstown has been one for the record books. Not once had many of us ever thought of making the pilgrimage to the quaint town of Cooperstown to reflect on some of baseball’s greatest. But nothing may be more legendary then just being in the small town of Cooperstown. Every step we took we could feel as if we were walking in a piece of baseball history, stepping where many of the greats had once stepped. Then the thought that some 73 years ago on induction day town was flooded with people running to get an autograph from Ty Cobb, or running to shake hands with Christy Mathewson, or the thousands that just followed around Babe Ruth only to say “I was in his entourage” for one day. Cooperstown is surely one that brings magic to any young baseball fans heart and that instills a form of national pride for us all.
Of the many things to do in Cooperstown our group took to the opportunity to some shopping for gifts, trinkets, and some small items to remember our time in Cooperstown. Though there were many shops no shop was more visited than “Mickey’s”. If you were a baseball fan or just a bored college student you could stumble into Mickey’s 30 times a day to gaze upon their selection of hats. After leaving Cooperstown as a whole we probably had invested 1000 dollars.
Of the many eateries in Cooperstown the most legendary one is Doubleday Café. Every single person who we had asked to recommend a place to eat would recommend Doubleday Café. The food was great, the atmosphere was better and we were able to enjoy a the Nationals game winning homerun to the great upset to our own Jarel.
Beyond all of that Cooperstown was just a quaint little town in New York that in passing you would have never known it for more than the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. But in itself, the beautiful scenery, the entertaining town, and the kind people all made our experience at Cooperstown one that we would always remember fondly. Even if we just remembered watching the game in the Café, or buying hats a Mickeys, or doing our research at the hall of fame, we will still remember a little piece of Cooperstown.