Six Ball Parks, Seven Games, Four States, Two Cubs Wins, Fifteen Days
It was the perfect storm and it did not rain. I was in Anaheim, California for a conference ahead of the Easter holiday when I planned a week off to visit family, I thought it might be fun to check out some of the West coast ballparks I have been seeing on television since the days of Jack, Lou and Vince. My hope was to see a game or two when all of a sudden the baseball scheduling gods presented me with the perfect storm of a Road Trip without a drop of rain. I was able to see games in Los Angels, Phoenix, San Diego on the West Coast. After this I decided to see my Cubs play in Milwaukee and then at home to complete the fortnight (plus one day) of the Perfect Storm Road Trip. Continue reading
Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Illinois
Pat, Tommy, and the 2016 World Series Trophy
There is only one place this Perfect Storm Road Trip could end and that was at Wrigley Field. There also happened to be a not so perfect storm occurring in Chicago. This had to be the coldest game I have ever attended at Wrigley Field and most people were surprised they played the game. I usually do not attend April baseball in Chicago because you can always count on miserable weather and today was no exception. However, a cold and rain day at Wrigley Field is always a beautiful day. Continue reading
The final home game I attended in 2017 was against the team I grew up disliking because they were always a nemesis for the Cubs – the New York Mets. This is not the 1980s and the Cubs were pushing for the playoffs and defeated the Mets this beautiful evening. Continue reading
Is there a better place to be on a beautiful Summer evening in Chicago than Wrigley Field? Yes there is – at Wrigley Field on a beautiful Summer evening when the Cubs win.
Here is a downloadable schedule created by Tommy for the 2018 season.
We headed to the land of Cheese not for their fantastic Irish Fest – but to watch our Cubs take on the Brewers on a Sunday afternoon. This might have just been the game that propelled the Cubs into the playoffs for the third straight year.
You could not ask for a better weekend of baseball than we had at Pittsburgh in June 2017. Okay, a sweep would have made it a just a little better. Weather was beautiful and the rain waited until we were headed out of town to start on Sunday evening.
The Inaugural Baseball Road Trip took us to Atlanta. This was a trip of firsts and lasts as it was our first official road trip and our last visit to watch the Cubs play at Turner Field. I guess the stadium was just getting too old to play baseball in on a regular basis. I would like to say as a Cubs fan that I can relate to that – I can not. Continue reading
On December 09, 2017 we ventured down to Wrigley Field to see the park at Wrigley decorated for the holidays and to see the construction progress. On this overcast Saturday construction was in full swing and people were out Christmas shopping and skating at the ice-rink. There was even a bar crawl happening with a bunch of people wandering around in their pajamas. Just your typical day in Wrigleyville. Continue reading