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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 …

Baltimore Orioles, Chicago, Chicago White Sox, MLB »

[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 …

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[25 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
NHL Playoffs on Easter Sunday: Canucks at Blackhawks Game 6

This will be the only time I am ever able to attend two sporting events on Easter Sunday – the benefits of Nicole working on her dissertation all day. At least she had the heart to work on it at home so I could attend the Blackhawks playoff game.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
Tickets were not that easy to come by since fans thought the Blackhawks could actually come back from a 3-0 deficit versus the Canucks. I ended up paying $95 for an $85 face value ticket. The guy said he …

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[24 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Easter Sunday at Wrigley Field: Dodgers at Cubs

As I wrote three weeks ago, I love April doubleheaders including Wrigley Field and the United Center. It’s even better when it includes a playoff game.
Nicole was back working on her dissertation since it is due in about a week. So the Ultimate Sports Baby’s first Easter Sunday was spent at Wrigley Field. However, this time he had a play date as one of our friends were there with their 16 month old.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
The Dodgers scored 5 runs in the first inning which proved to be …

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[23 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Father-Son Evening: Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire

Dylan was driving me crazy at home after the Cubs game, so I put him in the car and drove to Toyota Park for the Chicago Fire game. I had every intention of putting Dylan to bed and hang out at home. But, at this point in his young life, the Ultimate Sports Baby loves to wander around. And, he is safer doing so at a sports stadium than our home. So this was another opportunity for him to do so.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
I pulled into the Toyota Park parking …

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[23 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today was father-son day. Nicole was teaching skating in the morning and driving straight to Northwestern’s Sociology department so she could continue working on her dissertation. This meant the Ultimate Sports Baby and I had the day to ourselves.
Of course, Dylan slept through the first three innings of the game (and there was no way I would wake a sleeping baby today) so we got to the Cubs game in the 4th inning. However, rather than sit in his stroller, he cried until I took him out and let him …

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[22 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Cubs game was delayed for 74 minutes before the first pitch which gave Ashvin Lad and I time to go to Irish Oak before the game. Irish Oak is the only Irish pub in Wrigleyville and during a cold, rainy day is the perfect bar.
Today’s game was miserable all the way around. The game time temperature was 41 degrees, the Dodgers scored 6 runs in the top of the 3rd on their way to an 8-0 lead, and the game did not end until nearly 6 pm. …