This was simply the best game of the season. Unfortunately, it was the last good game of the season. The Cubs dug a hole in the top of the first inning by giving up four runs only to come back with a five spot in the bottom of the inning. The Cubs went on to score 17 runs with Anthony Rizzo hitting a grand slam. This is the game that I will think about all winter. Continue reading
Rain and a loss. Some days you just do not have it and this was one of those days. The Braves were in town and so were our Brave fan friends which made this loss a little harder. Despite the loss we had a great time with friends. The Cubs lost the game 8 to 3.
I got to see the best player in baseball play at Wrigley Field, Unfortunately, Mike Trout was playing for the Angels. Lucky for us Mike Trout played as a mortal and the Cubs won 8 to 1. Continue reading
It finally happened – Tommy and I traveled into the belly of the beast – or what is commonly referred to as St. Louis. Only thing we wish was that the Cubs would have shown up. The Cubs lost both the games we attended and made us glad we were headed back to Chicago the next day for a game. Continue reading
After two cool evenings of baseball we finally reached Summer weather (on the most part). The Cubs took on the Phillies and spotted the Phillies three early runs before taking control of the game. Cole Hamels and Tyler Chatwood each pitched four innings before Steve Cisheck closed it out for a Cubs win. Continue reading
The day we waited for all winter – our first day at Wrigley Field in 2019. After the annual visit to the World Series Trophy we headed inside and were pleasantly surprised by most of the improvements in the upper deck.
The Cubs did not disappoint, despite a late Dodger rally, with a 7 to 6 victory. Continue reading
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds – June 23 and 24, 2018
The drive to Cincinnati should have been a precursor to the baseball. The drive down was met with serious downpours of rain and construction backups. The baseball did not get any better as the Cubs were losers of the two games we attended and were swept by the Reds in the four game series. Continue reading
Walk Off Grand Slam Win!!!!
This was a fantastic end to a game the Cubs almost let get away. Jason Hayward crushed a 2-2 pitch to hit a walk off grand slam into the bleachers. Continue reading
You could not ask for a more beautiful day for baseball in early May. This game helped the memories of the April cold melt. Plus – it was a beautiful W for the Cubs over the Marlins. Continue reading
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