Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Tale of Two Saturdays


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 clich├ęs 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!!!



3 comments:

Christian said...

Even the Tickets tell the story. The Cubs tickets are so visually pleasing. The Sox stub looks like a ticket to a Ratt/Britney Fox double bill from 1988. The only modern thing about the Sox one is the price.

Still, got to get up there this year. I love the Chicago

JT Dobbs said...

No Official Mullet Count for each ballpark? This test is biased. Give the Sox a chance to shine.

Lindemann said...

I'd say you can't blame the Sox for the weather except that I actually do.