The beaches are open, the boardwalk games are ringing and buzzing, and the Blueclaws are on the field in Lakewood. Yes, it's summer in Ocean County.

I've said before how much I love having minor league baseball right in our backyard. The Blueclaws are centrally located to almost all of Ocean County. Easy to get to, easy to park, affordable for the whole family, and who knows, you might even be watching the next Ryan Howard starting his career.

The second I get off the air tonight, I'm hopping in the car, heading three exits up the Garden State Parkway, and going straight to FirstEnergy Park (in fact, friends of mine just texted me and said that they're already there and saving me a picnic table seat).

If you see me, please feel free to say hi. If not tonight, I'll be in Lakewood plenty of times this summer to enjoy some hometown baseball!