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Friday, June 12, 2009

Wrigley Thoughts

So Deadspin has a new series on why your stadium sucks. In general, it is true, that your stadium sucks. Unless it's the Jake in C-Town, which is perfect.

But I love Wrigley. I believe I've been three times. Once with college buddy Tony. We drove down, last minute, and bought SRO tix. Sat on a rail, in August, and watched Jose Rijo four (?) hit the Cubs. Ryno did not get a hit.

Second time: Ponder, Pat Fett (may he rest in peace--one of the best guys ever), and one of Pat's grad school buddies--in the snow, at a Midwest meeting. The Reds--again. Hmm. A treasured memory.

Third time--many years later. With TMcD. And that was a Reds game too.

Wait--I've been to three Cubs games, and all three were against the Reds? How weird is that?

Btw, the Deadspin folks talk about the trough urinals, the smell. I grew up going to Tiger Stadium. If you can survive Tiger Stadium . . . Wrigley is like the Disney version.

That's a post of it's own.

Hey Fronesis--I'm watching the pre-game for Game Seven! A shot on goal is always a good play. Yes! Go Wings!!!

Update: The tip. It's on.


At 11:10 PM, Blogger fronesis said...

Sorry #3, but it was the Pens turn. What an AMAZING series!

Oh, and I LOVE Camden Yards...

At 1:18 AM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

We had great bleacher seats for that game, and we were the least drunk people there, about which our grad school selves would have been disappointed. The guards standing watch at the bottom of the bleachers were frickin' huge. Rich Hill pitched several (6?) masterful shutout innings for the Cubs, but my big takeaway from the game was that Ryan Freel had an unreal outfielder arm.

Fro's right: the Yards rock.


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