We are now two weeks into the 2008 baseball season and I have made a trip to each of the parks in my new hometown of Chicago. (Well, Elgin, but I'm working on it...)
So here is a brief recap.
Weather at Wrigley: Beautiful clear skies, temps in the upper 50's.
Weather at The Cell: Torrential downpour, temps in the upper 30's.
Statue unveiled at Wrigley: Ernie Banks
Statue unveiled at The Cell: Juan Uribe
Seats at Wrigley: 7th row behind home plate, $60
Seats at The Cell: 18th row behind right center, $32
The View at Wrigley: Do I really need to describe this?
The View at The Cell: 30,000 empty seats.
Overheard at Wrigley: Do you serve Heineken?
Overheard at The Cell: Detroit Sucks!
Prominent Sponsor at Wrigley: Budweiser
Prominent Sponsor at The Cell: Jim Beam
Entertainment for kids at Wrigley: Cheering for Kosuke Fukudome.
Entertainment for kids at the Cell: Getting a tattoo out in right field.
They don't call 'em clichés for nothing.....
Here are a few links to some video I took at both games.
All joking aside, The Cell was a lot nicer place than I thought it would be. The winter weather and Gavin @&#^$% Floyd almost pitching a no-hitter against out Murderers Woe just left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Someday I'll go back, preferably when Hawk Harrelson and A.J. Pierswhazhizname are dead. YOU CAN PUT 'EM IN THE GROUND........YES!!!