As all of you probably know by now, I attended a game on May 26th, Memorial Day, at Wrigley Field. Cubs vs. Dodgers. I know it’s a few days later and I should have posted about it that same day or the very next day at the most, but I decided to go completely blond after the ball game, and well yesterday I got home WAY past my bed time due to the fact that Spirit Airlines wanted to delay my flight a few hours. So here we go, I will finally tell you what I thought of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs…. It was AWESOME! The day couldn’t have been anymore perfect! Sure, I had a cold due to the fluctuating weather conditions, but the day of the game was beautiful. No clouds, all sun, and 80 degree weather!
The day started with my cousin picking me up at the hotel and taking me to the station. We took the train (so cool) and then the bus the rest of the way. I am glad we didn’t try to park over there. There were thousands of cars and parking was beyond expensive. Even McDonald’s and Taco Bell whored out their parking to make a profit!
Once we arrived and got off the bus, all I saw was red, white, and blue. There were Cubbie fans EVERYWHERE! It was a mob! My cousin then tugged on my shirt and told me to turn around. My eyes widened, my mouth dropped, and as pathetic as this may sound, tears began to well up in my eyes. It was beautiful. Wrigley Field was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I couldn’t believe I was standing in front of this stunning piece of history, and even more, I couldn’t believe all the people that were there!
I began to do some shopping, snapped a photo with a Cub, and then made my way inside the stadium with my cousin. Even with 1 1/2 hours before the game was to begin, the stadium was already beginning to fill up. The bleachers were already packed by the time I reached my seat. I continued to look around and soak it all in. My cousin babbled on about how old and “rinky dinky” the stadium is. “We don’t even have an electric score board. It’s some guy that changes the numbers.” I thought that was the coolest thing, of course. Sure the stadium is old and may not be ‘high tech’, but this stadium holds glorious memories that are worth so much more. This stadium was so gorgeous, I would move to Chicago simply to go to games there.
As I continued to stare in awe, ‘God Bless America’ and ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ both blared from an organ and were sung and an American Eagle flew around the stadium.
The game then began and the first inning alone was enough to make me happy. Derek Lee hit a two run homer and Juan Pierre of the LA Dodgers ran like a little boy in between third and home plate and eventually accepted that he was out. I couldn’t help but chuckle during that play. Dempster then gave up a run scoring single to Pierre, but Aramis Ramirez hit one in the eighth that won the game for the Cubs, 3-1. The excitement lasted all throughout the game. There was never a dull moment. The $120.00 I spent on the tickets and then the $80.00+ spent on food and souvenirs were all very well worth it. I am hoping to come up to Chicago one more time before the end of the season, but if monetary issues do get in the way (as they typically do) I will definitely make a trip up for next season, and next time I will attend a Cubs and White Sox game.
Waiting for the train
Here it comes!
Mr. Cub and I
Wow. Just wow.
The view from our seats. Not too shabby. I was very pleased.
Still a good hour before the game and already more attendance than a typical Marlins game.
Hey, how’s it going?
They were fans when the Cubs last won the World Series….
Juan Pierre doing a little dance. Thriller?
The surrounding buildings even have bleachers! And they are full!
Sportin’ the groovy Cubs hat I purchased only minutes before.
The American Bald Eagle flying.
Hey, Marlins fans! Eat your hearts out! This is what a real attendance looks like!
Think we can accomplish this sometime? 41,000+!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My cousin and I right before the game began. Go Cubbies!
Derek Lee right about to homer!
He had an itch….
Kerry Wood doin’ what he do!
#7 James Loney up to bat. All eyes are on him!
Yep. We won! Am I a good luck charm or what?!?!
The Cubbie drummer boys!
Someone thought it would be funny to put a beer in Harry Caray’s hand.
Not too amusing since he was an alcoholic.
All apologies for not posting any sooner, but here is the outcome of my dye job!:
As a blond. A golden blond.
Thanks to Chicago for being so incredibly amazing. You will always be home. <3