[11 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Restaurants over Tailgating for Chicagoland NASCAR

For the first time in 10 years, I finally made it to the Chicagoland NASCAR race. For each of the last nine years there was always something that was a higher priority. Either I was out of town or wanted to attend another sporting event. This year there were no conflicts and with the Chicago Cubs on the road there was no excuse not to go.
Pre Game Dining
Anybody who has been to a NASCAR race knows tailgating is a must. However, since I was attending the race by myself and …

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[1 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Handicapped Seating (with a Baby) at U.S. Cellular Field

Dylan and I were once again home together on a Sunday with the Ultimate Sports Wife still working on her dissertation. So rather than sit at home all day, I put him in the car and drove to U.S. Cellular Field for the afternoon game.
We paid $23 to park in the parking lot which is much easier than putting him in the stroller and taking the train to the Southside.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
I ended up buying a lower level seat for $20. The seat was in section 122, row 14.

Handicapped …

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[30 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

It was a night off for everyone. Nicole was on campus continuing to work on her dissertation, so we had Nicole’s cousin over to watch Dylan on Friday night. Thus, with the wife busy and the baby watched, I could do whatever I wanted. Since I am pretty one dimensional in my leisure time, I was off to the Chicago White Sox game.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
I took the train to U.S. Cellular Field and bought a $42 face value ticket for $10. It was more difficult than usual to buy …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

It was one of those days where nothing went as planned. First, the babysitter called me to cancel. That was fine since I could just bring the Ultimate Sports Baby to the Cubs game with me. Next, the Cubs postponed their game versus the Rockies after a 54 minute rain delay (game was finally postponed at 2:15 pm). Ugh! Not only could I not go to the Cubs game, I had to take care of Dylan for the entire day with no sporting event to …

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[26 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Smirnoff Bar at United Center: Pacers at Bulls Game 5

As was the case last week, I planned to skip Tuesday night’s Cubs game in order to attend the Chicago Bulls playoff game versus the Indiana Pacers.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
On Sunday night, at the Blackhawks playoff game, I bought a SRO ticket for $40 from the box office. I figured it would be difficult to beat the $40 price point buying a regular seat, so having a ticket would save me time looking for tickets before the game.

Smirnoff Bar
Also, as it turns out my friend Kelly McMahon was attending the …

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[26 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Once again I received free tickets to Monday night’s game since Cubs tickets are worthless thus far this season. If you have been hesitating to attend a Cubs game because you think it will be too costly, you will most likely get in for $5 or less. Less meaning, most likely somebody will just give you a ticket as you wander around Wrigley Field.
Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs
Weather was bad again at Wrigley Field as the game time temperature was 43 degrees and it only got colder from there. Starlin …