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The Perfect Storm

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

Perfect Storm Road Trip 2018: Wrigley Field – April 14

Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Illinois

Pat, Tommy, and the 2016 World Series Trophy

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

Road Trip 2016: Atlanta

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

Christmas 2017

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

Notre Dame vs. Temple – September, 2, 2017

It was a beautiful day for baseball but we ended up two hours to the East on the Campus of the University of Notre Dame. These people really know how to throw a party as the University of Notre Dame hosted Temple University. Temple played good football early but the athleticism of Notre Dame soon took over as Notre Dame went onto score the victory 49 to 16.

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