A pretty cool part of my gig at MASN is traveling to different cities with the Orioles.
During the day, a lot of the players and staff take advantage of having days off and will walk around the city before heading to the park. In New York we stay right next to Grand Central Station, smack dab in the middle of Manhattan.
Today I hopped on the New York City subway and headed to lower Manhattan.
Walking to the subway, I saw Randor Bierd coming out of the subway as I was going in. I thought it was good to see the players slumming it on public transportation with the rest of us.
That was nothing.
As I entered the subway car on the four train, I noticed a familiar face next to me---Michael Bloomberg---the Mayor of New York City.
For those of you who've been living under a rock, Mayor Bloomberg isn't just the mayor of New York, he's a multi-millionaire. You'd think he could spring for a cab and still be considered a man of the people.
Maybe he just doesn't like traffic and prefers sweating it out in the steamy subway with random strangers who haven't bathed rubbing up against him.
I was impressed. For the record, Mayor Bloomberg did get off before the train headed into Brooklyn. If that happened, I'd be really impressed.