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[22 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
NBA Playoffs: Bulls at Pacers Game 3

With the Bulls playing in “nearby” Indianapolis, I decided to make the drive for Game 3. I chose Game 3 over Game 4 since the Cubs are home Saturday afternoon and I would only drive down for one of the two “road” games.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
Thinking tickets would be cheap, I drove down without a ticket (as usual). However, to my surprise most scalpers were asking for $100 per ticket even though there was a lot of supply on the streets.
Finally I decided to check the box office since tickets …

Chicago, Chicago Cubs, MLB, San Diego Padres »

[21 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ultimate Sports Baby Walks at Wrigley Field

Since I had tickets for the second game, but would not receive a refund, I walked home in order to get re-organized and change the Ultimate Sports Baby. Plus, by re-entering Wrigley Field, I could finally receive a promotion – the Tyler Colvin bobblehead. This was probably the main reason the Cubs kept the games as a separate ticket so fans from Tuesday night could get their prize. But, people need to stop being so lame about collecting promotional items.  It is mostly junk you will probably throw out at …

Chicago, Chicago Cubs, MLB, San Diego Padres »

[21 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Cubs Screw Fans with Day-Night Doubleheader

Rain caused Tuesday night’s Cubs game to be rescheduled to Wednesday night setting up a day-night doubleheader. This was one of the first times I had not planned to attend a Cubs game, but was able to after the game was postponed. I brought the Ultimate Sports Baby to the first game of the day in what turned out to be a scheduling nightmare for the Cubs.
First, even thought the Cubs scheduled the night game for 6:05 pm they never rescheduled the first game as they should have. …

Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Playoffs, Vancouver Canucks »

[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
NHL Playoffs: Canucks at Blackhawks Game 4

I missed the first Chicago Blackhawks home playoff game on Sunday night when I was flying back to Chicago. So there was no way I was going to miss Game 4 (the Blackhawks second home game) especially with the Blackhawks down in the series 3-0.
Also, I don’t think there is anyway Game 6 will be played back at the United Center so this is the only Blackhawks playoff game I will attend this season. For the second night in a row, I planned to miss the Cubs home game for …

Chicago, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, NBA »

[19 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
NBA Playoffs: Pacers at Bulls Game 2

I flew back to Chicago Sunday night in order to be back in time for the Chicago Cubs second home stand of the season which started Monday night. However, both the NBA and NHL Playoff schedules came out while I was in San Francisco, so I missed the Chicago Bulls opening round playoff game on Saturday afternoon.
So even though I just got back from a 10-day trip to San Francisco and the Cubs were home at Wrigley Field, I was planning to attend Game 2 of the Pacers and Bulls …

Chicago, Chicago White Sox, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays »

[7 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
White Sox Home Opener vs. Rays

After attending six straight Cubs games, it was time for the White Sox home opener. The game was scheduled for 1:10 pm this afternoon. Also, I am flying to San Francisco tonight as I wait at the airport. I scheduled my flight for Thursday night, so 1) I could make both the White Sox home opener and the Giants home opener on Friday afternoon and 2) that Dylan would sleep on the plane.
My planning was perfect. The only problem was how to attend the White Sox home opener and get …

Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, MLB »

[6 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ultimate Sports Baby: Diamondbacks at Cubs

Once again, I received free tickets from my friend who is having trouble selling them for these early games at Wrigley Field. Also, the Ultimate Sports Baby came to today’s game for his second Cubs game of the season.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs
The Diamondbacks avoided the sweep defeating the Cubs 6-4. Today was a miserable day for a baseball game. The temperature hovered in the 40’s and there was a slight drizzle most of the day. The Ultimate Sports Baby was completely wrapped up and he must have been happy …

Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, MLB »

[5 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

I received free tickets for today’s game from a friend since tickets are selling for $1 on StubHub. For the second day in a row, the Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks on a cold day at Wrigley Field. It was Starlin Castro bobblehead day, but I never receive the promotions since I never get into the ballpark early enough. I attend so many games, I would rather spend my time at home or in one of the bars than hangout in Wrigley Field for any extra length of …

Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, MLB »

[4 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ultimate Sports Baby’s 1st Cubs Game of 2011

It was the only scheduled Monday afternoon game of the season. So it was time for the Ultimate Sports Baby to come to Wrigley Field for the first time this season. The temperature was not much warmer than Saturday, but Nicole was working on her dissertation on campus and I was not about to miss the game. Dylan’s first baseball game of the season saw the Cubs defeat the Diamondbacks 4-1. The main highlight was the fan that ran on the field at the end of …

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[3 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ultimate Sports Baby Fidgets at Blackhawks Game

After attending the Cubs game, it was time to pack up the Ultimate Sports Baby and bring him to the United Center to attend his second Chicago Blackhawks game of the season.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
I went with a friend and his son so we needed to buy three tickets. We ended up buying three upper level seats for $130 total or $43.33 each. Face value on the tickets was $40 each.
Ultimate Sports Baby at the United Center
My idealized notion for this game was much different than realty. In theory, Dylan …