Saratoga Polo.

One new thing each week. That’s what Carey and I decided this summer.

After living in Saratoga for almost 4 years, and realizing all this town has to offer that we haven’t taken advantage of, it was time to get moving. We went to the Saratoga Springs Victoria Pool this weekend, and in the process found a classic foreign car show. At the pool we fought for a pair of lounge chairs, people watched, swam, had a pool-side lunch, and overall, felt very European amidst the marble columns and fellow bathers—I almost felt like getting nakers and applying zinc oxide to my lips.

Our last big outing was to celebrate the debut of the Times Union’s Saratoga Insider, secrets to the city from the people who know it best that Carey and I contributed to, at the local Polo club. We watched a match, had some beers, and stomped divots—the only part of the tourney I understood. The announcer was compassionate to our naivety and did his best, although it was lost on me. Unfortunately, I don’t know who won, because I don’t know who was playing—I don’t believe we have a home team in a typical sense; it’s more of a hosting position from what I gathered. You know what I did gather, though? You can buy a bottle of wine for $20 at the concessions. That’s, like, 1.5 beers at an NFL game.

Matches will be held every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 5:30 pm through August. You have the choice of either side of the pitch. $25 per person gets you a tent with chairs, bar, and announcer; $25 per car gets you in, and you provide the rest. Cars line the field and tailgating ensues—very fun. See you there!

"Wait! Let me get that divot for you!"

-Rob

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