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Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs Game 2

29 July 2009 No Comment

In the second game of the series, the Houston Astros bounced back from their 13 inning defeat Monday night and Roy Oswalt’s early departure (due to a strained back) in the second inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 11-6. During the 5th inning, in what I do not believe I have seen before, Kosuke Fukudome hit a ball into Jeff Fulchino’s jersey and was awarded first base – a play that obviously does not occur that often.

Pre Game Dining
Once again I met some friends at The Stretch before the game. Since I had eaten brunch here a couple of times, I wanted to try it before a night game. As usual, The Stretch abided by their daily special – Tuesday night being half price appetizers, salads and glasses of wine plus their every day special of $2 Old Styles. The place was just as good for dinner as it was for brunch.

Obtaining Tickets
I had sold my season tickets to a friend and had planned to sit with them during the game. Since I did not care what seat I bought, I planned to look for a ticket cheaper than $15 (the Standing Room Only price at the box office). I found a guy willing to sell me an upper deck box (face value $56) for $20. Although it was higher than $15, my friend had said they were planning to leave around the 5th inning since his dad had just arrived to town that day. Once they left, I sat in my upper deck box seat.

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