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[3 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
10 Year Wedding Anniversary at Wrigley Field

Two years ago the Ultimate Sports Wife and I attended the Cubs game at Wrigley Field for our eighth wedding anniversary. That game was a night game but the eight-year anniversary is not a major milestone.
This year we also spent our wedding anniversary at the Cubs game but this time around it was our 10th anniversary. However, there is no way we would have attended if the game did not fall on a Friday afternoon. So, in that case, the game time was a blessing. Also, I could make the …

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[7 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Minor League Baseball Back at Wrigley Field

For the past three seasons, the Chicago Cubs have hosted a minor league game at Wrigley Field. I attended the game two years ago, but missed last year’s game since I was in San Francisco.
Tonight the Peoria Chiefs hosted the Kane County Cougars in a rematch of the game played two years ago at Wrigley. The minor league game is an excellent way to experience Wrigley Field as the crowd is sparse – tonight’s game only drew 8,994 fans. That number is way down from the 32,103 who showed up …

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[5 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ballparksavvy.com Visits Wrigley: Reds at Cubs

Last year, on July 7, I watched Paul Konerko hit three home runs in the same game and realized that he was the first player I saw achieve the feat in six years. Now, this season, I have witnessed two players hit three home runs in one game. First, was Albert Pujols on May 30th. Today, assisted by a 20-mph wind blowing out of the ballpark, Drew Stubbs hit three home runs as the Reds hit seven home runs total (and four in the seventh inning) crushing the Cubs 14-3. …

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[14 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Stanley Cup, Double No-Hitters and a Near Foul Ball

Last night was the 888th regular season MLB game I have attended since 1990. And, it may have been one of the most memorable I have ever attended. The combination of the Blackhawks carrying the Stanley Cup around Wrigley Field, double no-hitters lasting for 6.5 innings for the first time since July 13, 1980 and a near foul ball made for an incredible evening.
Pre Game Ceremony
Before the game, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup were supposed to be a Rockit Bar & Grill. However, when we arrived at 6:30 …