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18 April 2009 No Comment

Friday afternoon Cubs games are a rite of passage during Chicago summers. Fans can get an early start to their weekend by heading to Wrigley Field by 1:20 pm on a Friday afternoon. I was debating on whether I should attend Friday’s game until my friend texted me that he was taking the day off and wanted to hang out. I guess he sent this message to a few of his friends and almost all of them responded with “Want to go the Cubs game?” He accepted their free ticket and texted me that I should meet him at the Cubs game. With the temperature expected to be in the 70’s, how could I say no to that?

Obtaining Tickets
What most people do not understand is that it is very easy to buy Cubs tickets from scalpers during April and May games. The weather is too risky for most fans and kids are still in school. Thus, if you want to attend a Cubs game for much less than summer games and do not mind the risk of cold weather, then head to Wrigley Field early in the season. I bought a 200-level seat for $10. I believe it was an extra ticket that was originally purchased by a group since the face value printed on the ticket was $14 (and that seat normally sells for $28 individually).

The Game
Alfonso Soriano came through with a two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Cubs an 8-7 lead. Carlos Marmol was shaky to start the top of the 9th inning – walking Colby Rasmus and hitting Albert Pujols. However, he followed that up by striking out Ryan Ludwick and got Khalil Greene to ground out into a game-ending double play.

Post Game
After the game we headed to Wrigleyville North – our regular bar when people want to go out before or after the game. I will always say $10 pitchers of beer in an open bar beats a $6 can in a crowded bar any day.

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