This may disappoint you, but I’m not much of a baseball fan. Sure, I’ll watch some of the Division Championship games and some of the World Series games, but I’m not what you would call a fan. My family are Giants fans, so I’ll start watching the Giants in the post-season so I can take part in the conversation and fun of post-season with them. Lately, that’s been a lot of fun because they won World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014. (See what I did there? I said I wasn’t a baseball fan and then quoted baseball statistics.)
Recently, because our route had us crossing New York as we made our way towards Maine, I decided Cooperstown would make a good stop. It has many of the qualities we look for in our stops; Beautiful scenery, nice campground and something of significance to explore. Cooperstown definitely checks off all of the boxes.
And in addition to being a seriously quaint little town built on the edge of a lake with homes and buildings dating back to the late 1700’s, it’s the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Even though I visited the Hall of Fame knowing I could not fully appreciate its significance, I did come away with a better appreciation of the game and for those who played it at its highest level. The Hall of Fame represents something like 1% of all professional baseball players, making it one exclusive club.
If you are a baseball fan, I suggest you add Cooperstown to your bucket list.