Articles Archive for May 2008
Chicago Cubs »
My brother flew into Chicago from San Francisco this weekend to attend two Cubs games. Ideally, he would have been able to fly out early on Friday but was unable to because of work. Thus, he took the redeye (flight takes off at 11:30 pm from the west coast and lands in Chicago between 5 and 6 am) in order to be on time for the 12:05 pm start.
Before the game we went to the Full Shilling at 3724 N. Clark St. They have a special one hour before …
Attendance Rules, Golf »
For the second day in a row, I attended the Bank of America Open in Glenview, IL. Since the morning tee times were postponed about 4 hours due to rain, I decided to go after work. The last tee time was scheduled for 6:30 pm after the rain subsided. In addition, The Glen (the shopping area that surrounds the golf course) was hosting a wine tasting event that started at 5 pm. The ticket I bought for the event ($10 for the week) came with one free drink at the …
Fans Behaving Badly »
I wish that this Fukudome story had a happy ending but that remains to be seen.
Read on….from the Sport Business Daily:
“The distributors of a T-shirt featuring a racist caricature of Cubs RF Kosuke Fukudome that are being sold outside of Wrigley Field said that they “plan to sue the Cubs over the team’s efforts to halt sales,” according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. The Cubs said that they “haven’t been officially informed of any legal action.” The shirt features the “image of the Cubs’ cartoon-logo bear face …
Chicago Cubs »
The last time I combined a golf event with another sporting event was back on June 12, 2003 when I attended both the US Open and the Chicago White Sox game on the same day.
In the night cap of my second golf / baseball doubleheader, the Cubs came from behind to win the game for the 2nd night in a row.
In a cold and rainy afternoon (who said golfers don’t play in rain?), Marc Leishman, hit a ball that bounced off the top of the grandstand surrounding the 18th green. The ball ricocheted behind the grandstand. Since the grandstand was an obstruction in between the lie of the ball and the 18th hole, the rules judge acted under the “temporary immovable obstruction rule.”
Under the rule, Leishman was allowed to take “line of sight relief” from the bleachers. Meaning he could move the ball to the …
Chicago Cubs, Golf »
Today I am attempting a rather unordinary doubleheader. I am combining the Bank of America Open of the Nationwide Tour (basically Minor League Golf) this afternoon with the Cubs game this evening.
The Glen Club hosts the annual event. The drive is 5-10 minutes from where I am currently working and a ticket for the week is only $10. With the tournament being so cheap and so close, my plan is to attend the first round this afternoon during “lunch.”
Chicago Cubs »
Attending my 4th game in as many days, the Ultimate Sports Wife and I went to the Cubs game tonight. The Cubs came from behind to win the game in 10 innings. The win evened the all-time series between the Dodgers and Cubs at 1,010 wins apiece.
My friend Mike Holzman texted us halfway through the game stating there were extra seats by him. Since our tickets are in the upper deck and he was sitting in the lower deck behind home plate we hurried up and walked downstairs.
Tip #1 to …
In the last leg of the Three-Day Relay, we drove up to Miller Park in Milwaukee for Tuesday’s night game- Brewers versus Braves. I have written in detail about “sausage racing your way up north” and why it is worth the trip.
Here are the top three reasons that I make the trek north. First, there is the allure of the Sausage Race in the sixth. Second, there is the rousing rendition of “Roll Out the Barrel” in the Seventh. And, finally, there is the wide array …
Milwaukee Brewers »
Last night, we arrived at Miller Park about 90 minutes before the Milwaukee Brewers hosted the Atlanta Braves. Since we were early, there were not as many scalpers as usual. We also needed 5 tickets – normally a hard number to find. We did find one scalper who had more than five tickets ($45 face value). We decided those were too expensive and went to the ticket window.
The Brewers cheapest seat is $8 but that is in the Upper Deck in left field – passed the foul poll. Ultimate Dodger …
Chicago Cubs »
For the first time in 4 years, I attended a sporting event on Memorial Day (and saw the Dodgers play a road game). The Cubs beat the Dodgers 3-1 at Wrigley Field as Derrek Lee hit his 250th career home run. The game included The National Moment of Remembrance at 3 PM local time on Memorial Day after Alfonso Soriano walked to lead off the 6th inning.
Tonight, for the 4th time, I am attempting to complete the Chicago / Milwaukee sweep – attending a game at all 3 ballparks in …