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Thursday, October 27, 2016

the Cubbies….




I am a lazy and well-traveled baseball fan…liking both NY teams AND Toronto because I live between them, we used to live in New England, and yes, we have been to Red Sox games, when I was little we lived near St Louis and I have a Cards hat too, and we even lived near Cleveland and I have been to their games.  BUT…I lived most of my 20s in Chicago, most of that time just a few blocks from Wrigley Field.  (although I went to an equal number of White Sox games and have their jersey too)
At that time, the 80's and 90's, it was just a few bucks a ticket, very affordable--there were even a few times you could turn in 6 candy bar wrappers for a free ticket.

.   The first of their games I attended was at a party on the roof of an apartment building across the street from Wrigley…before those building owners added their bleachers, etc.  When you rode the elevated train you could look in and see the game.  The neighborhood was just that, a regular neighborhood, it just had a very interesting neighbor.  It was very old fashioned, all of it, including the ancient but well kept stadium with ivy on the walls and no lights until the late 80's.

Not long after the wife and I got together I took her to a Cubs game, Mother's Day 1992, isn't she gorgeous?  She is wearing my shirt, which I still wear myself :)

6 comments:

smartcat said...

:)

cm said...

Beautiful picture!

Michèle Hastings said...

Baseball is a game so full of nostalgia... and way easier to understand than football.

Amaryllis said...

Are you following the world series?

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a sweet and sentimental post. LOVE THIS!!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

All the sweet stories that poured out of that Cubs win just floored me. Proof that baseball IS the best sport of them all. My favorite was the gentleman who sat by his father's grave and listened to the game on a radio with him. Even though I didn't cheer for those Cubs, it was pretty swell watching the fan reaction and JOY coming out of that final game!

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