Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs
Tuesday night was the Chicago Cubs first night game of the season. With temperatures below 40 degrees and rain most of the day, the announced crowd of 38,403 only appeared to be half full (with the exception of the bleachers which always appears full).
At the game, I met Zach Hample who, according to his blog snaggingbaseballs.mlblogs.com, has snagged 3,882 baseballs after Tuesday night’s affair. I met Zach through my friend, Kelly McMahon, who went on Zach’s “Watch With Zach” training at the end of the 2007 season.
MLB Promotional Giveaways
Tonight’s giveaway was Carlos Zambrano’s “no-hitter statue,” even though I did not get to the game on time to receive one. According to Kelly, the statue would sell for $60 on ebay.com.
The Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-2. Rich Harden, who gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 6 innings, decided to forego his jacket while running the bases despite the cold weather.
A cat ran on the field during the fourth inning of the game. The cat appeared to be grabbed violently by the security guard, but hopefully all is well. We do not want a repeat of the events that occurred after the black cat crossed Ron Santo’s path at Shea Stadium in 1969.