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Some random observations from my latest visit to Wrigley Field for the Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game on Tuesday night:
In my visits to Wrigley Field in recent years, I have enjoyed a wide variety of vantage points.
I had the pleasure of watching the great Greg Maddux pitch from a second-row club box seat. I've also sat in the field boxes, terrace boxes, terrace reserved seats, and upper deck boxes - behind home plate and down both lines. I've even watched a couple games from rooftops across the street. But I had not sat in the bleachers since 2004 - two years before the seating area was renovated and named the "Bud Light Bleachers."
I turned 41 on April 1 and I can't think of a better birthday present than the one my wife, Denise, gave me this year - three tickets to this year's Opening Day game between the Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.
Saturday's game between the Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals did not have the playoff implications that I had hoped for when I purchased tickets in January, but regardless of the standings, I still very much was looking forward to it. My 2-year-old son, Will, was attending his first game at Wrigley Field since he was an infant.
Have you ever been at a boring game at Wrigley Field and found yourself wondering what it's like to watch a game from one of the rooftops on Waveland or Sheffield?
"Sucker," is not stamped on my forehead, but Tuesday night I attended the first of three games I have tickets for at Wrigley Field this week.
A road trip to watch the Cubs play in St. Louis means having to endure a boring five-hour drive down less-than-scenic I-55 and scorching heat.
We didn't have it as bad as Daniel in the den of lions, but as Cubs fans (and sober people), my family was an island in a vast sea of Sox fans (and drunks) when we attended Saturday night's city series game at the facility formerly known as Comiskey Park.
"Should I bring a sweatshirt?" my wife Denise asked me as we were preparing to leave the house for our most recent visit to Wrigley Field.