Wednesday 29 July 2015

Watching the Cubs Win at Wrigley Field

Today Teena and I headed out to Wrigleyville to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Colorado Rockies in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.

It was hot.

We attempted to walk around the outside of the stadium, but is was all under construction. Hate to have a fire on game day and need this firehouse to respond.

On the foul poles flies the names of the Cubs Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees. Ferguson Jenkins from Chatham Ontario, is one of my all time favorite pitchers. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, winning 284 games in his career and a Cy Young award in 1971, which not only was a first for a Canadian, but also a first for a Chicago Cub.

Yes I came away with a Jenkins jersey.

One of the new cool things that the Cubs do with their new scoreboards is flash a picture and stats of the Cub player being introduced, and on the other show his signature.

The lineups for today's game. Being from Toronto, Teena and I were so surprised to see that Jose Reyes was traded from the Jays to the Rockies. It was fun seeing him in the lineup for his first game with his new team.

The famed Wrigley Field Ivy.

First pitch.

Jose was second in the batting order. he got a hit then was thrown out trying to steal second.

Our view. See the seats in the second picture. They are across the street.

Many houses have them.

Or customers could sit in the a/c.

Some people love to go to the Caribbean or Bahamas. Give me Wrigley any day.

Some action.

There was a huge crowd for the game, considering it is an afternoon workday, a Wednesday afternoon.

The Ace of my fantasy baseball team, the Rumrunners, is Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta.

The final inning.

Cubs win!

What a great afternoon! I am so glad that Teena got to experience the atmosphere of this stadium. In fact with most stadiums the fans just leave, the Cubs raise the "W" flag and play the Cubs song ... and very few leave until it is all over!

An sunny afternoon at Wrigley Field with a Cubs win. Nothing to me could be better than watching a Blue Jays victory!

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