After our visit to Saratoga National Historical Park, we stopped for lunch in a town near Saratoga named Clifton Park, New York. Then we continued our drive toward Binghamton, New York. We’d attend a ballgame in Binghamton.

About 35 miles short of Binghamton, in Sidney, New York, we stopped and checked into the Super 8 motel. We got a brief rest at the motel before resuming our drive to Binghamton.

The Binghamton Mets play in the class AA Eastern League. This was our fourth Eastern League game on this trip. On this evening the Binghamton Mets hosted the Trenton Thunder at 7:00 PM.

As tourists from California, we did not expect the Yankees-Mets rivalry to be evident in this game between a Mets affiliate (Binghamton) and a Yankees affiliate (Trenton). Binghamton fans take the rivalry very seriously. Too seriously, if you ask me.

Binghmaton could not hold their early lead. Binghmaton never scored again after their 2 runs in the first. Trenton scored 3 times in the 6th and once more in the 9th. The final was Trenton 4, Binghamton 2. Box Score

In the 8th inning we left our seats and watched from ground level on the left field line, near an exit gate. We wanted to exit quickly before the post-game fireworks began because we had a 35 mile post-game drive back to our motel in Sidney, New York.

Tomorrow morning we’ll drive to Cooperstown, New York and visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.