CHICAGO Random thoughts from a non Cubs jerseys fan’s day at Wrigley Field:
The yuppie population is down, though the bandwagon jumping population is up. The bleachers are back in the hands of baseball fans. You no longer have frat dudes trying to impress their buddies with a day at the park on their dad’s American Express cards.
It was great to have a friend who lives three blocks from the ballpark. He allowed me park in his lot and saved me from having to mortgage my son in exchange for a parking spot.
It’s amazing how 41,000 plus can boo you for hot dogging and dropping a fly ball in the first inning, spend a dozen innings complaining about the $200 million in salary you will receive and your .236 batting average, and then call you “sensational” after you get the game wining hit in the bottom of the 13th.
I wish I had invented “W” flags.
The “Go Cubs jerseys Go” song is nails on a chalkboard.
With respect to Jim Cornelison of the Chicago Blackhawks, Wayne Messmer is the best vocalist in all of sports. He and wife, Kathleen, wowed us with “God Bless America” and “The Star Spangled Banner” on this day. I also watched Messmer talk with a South Carolina family before the game first timers to Wrigley Field and he was beyond gracious.
If they ran, cheap Anthony Rizzo jersey and cheap Kris Bryant jersey would get more votes that Hillary and Donald and the two no name running mates they have. I almost bought a “Rizzo/Bryant in ’16” T shirt, because I like them better than Clinton or Trump.
Cubs jerseys skipper Joe Maddon is the same guy he was 27 years ago when he was working for the California Angels jerseys and making monthly roving hitting instructor stops in the Quad Cities. You are always treated the same with Maddon: first rate.
At $300 a seat, I’d be angry if the beer man kept walking in front of me for seven innings.
Wrigley Field is improving, but concourses are too small and price gouging concessions are generic. The Wrigley playing surface is solid, but the visitors’ clubhouse is 30 years behind big league standards and stadium bathrooms are way too small. I love the message boards and the place has a unique feel, but there is nothing hallowed about it.
Wrigley also is average at best to the handicapped patron, but team staffers go the extra mile to assist. Rich (didn’t catch his last name) made sure my wheelchair bound brother in law got down a set of steps and paved a path to get our party out of the park. Great job.
Game attending Cubs jerseys fans are knowledgeable, a little off center, but genuine. Nervously, they wholesale mlb jerseys believe the time has arrived to end the World Series drought. Personally, I’d like to see it go another 107 years, but it’s going to happen sooner than later. When it does happen, the city of Chicago is going to go off the rails. And I will be vacationing in Iceland.
Apparently $9 for a 16 ounce beer is not too much if your favorite club is 41 games over .500.
Cubs jerseys president Theo Epstein is a great dude, a man of the people. He is a tremendous baseball man, gracious, outgoing, and he understands the needs of the fans. He sat across from me the final three innings of the game. It hurts, but I’m OK with him.
Milan’s Steve Decker, the assistant hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants jerseys, has never forgotten where he came from. As a big league player and now a big league coach, he is grateful to be where he is and takes nothing for granted. He is a special man who will manage soon in the big leagues. Like East Moline’s Mike Butcher (pitching coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys), Decker is a great representative of our area.