Monday, June 19, 2006

So much for a good time at Wrigley

This may be one of the hands down funniest e-mail that I have ever received. To give you a little bit of background, this is an e-mail that I got from my Mom over the weekend recapping her Wrigley Field experience from the Tigers @ Cubs game last Friday. The result of the game was a 5-3 Detroit win and that still does no justice to the experience that she had at the game. Read on and enjoy...

I have always said that I could go to any type sporting event and have a pretty good time. Well, that changed at Wrigley Field yesterday. What the hell was I thinking????? My friend had Cubs tickets and called me after a couple other ladies already said Yes to going....that way she knew I wouldn't say No. What the heck....it's summer and I wasn't doing anything else yesterday. Plus I could even cheer for the Cubs since they were playing Detroit. I looked in the closets to see if my son had left a Cubs shirt behind after moving out. He had, but it said Sosa on the back...not gonna wear that.

So, off we go to the game and our $40 parking spot. Our seats were far off in right field, behind a post, on the aisle. All I saw for the first 4 innings were the butts of beer vendors, cotton candy vendors (3 in the same row at the same time), Super Rope vendors.....you get the idea. And do any of the Cubs fans ever sit down? Do they fail to comprehend the concept of going to pee between innings? It looked like a fashion parade up and down the aisle. And up and down. And up and down. Wayyyy too many yuppies who were totally uninterested in the game. The girl behind me asked when was the 7th inning stretch. The guy said AFTER the 7th inning was over.

Ok....so I'm sitting in my aisle seat, watching butts go by and thought I'd check the scoreboard that was 20 miles away and hard to read because it's so ancient. I was hoping it was at least the 4th inning but it was the bottom of the 2nd. Long time to go. I decided to walk down for a beer (the only vendors close had Budweiser....Yuck!) and to kill time. I swear you have to walk forever just to find a beer and an overpriced bratwurst. There were more yuppies under the stands than were watching the game. Why did they even bother to come??? The bathroom was crowded and smelly, two little girls were yelled at for using the exit and not the entrance, and there were 100 chickies primping at the sinks.

When I got back to my $28 on the aisle and behind a post seat, I saw that my bag of peanuts had been trampled by the fans walking past my seat to pee or whatever they were doing on the 20 trips they made. I can honestly say that I saw very little of the game. We couldn't hear or see anything.....not that I really cared about a Cubs game. I kept asking my one friend, who was keeping score, what had happened when the crowd cheered. We were sitting in the middle of many Detroit fans, so there was much cheering.

There were a few more positive highlights.......
1. I did cheer for Magglio
2. There were girls in dego t shirts that said "Sox fan. Only here for the bachlorette party"
3. My behind the pole aisle seat was in the shade
4. The game didn't go into extra innings.

Anyone up for a Sox game?

24 Comments:

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Claire said...

$28? I can't believe I"m saying this but that's still a bargain.

I know that you are a true southsider b/c you say "Dego tee" instead of wifebeater!

Anyway, I sympathize. I live in the neighborhood but cheer for the champs.

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous lori said...

No, Cubs fans never sit down. But that's OK, because it means you can go take their seats for a better view.

P.S. Why the heck did you drive?

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Claire said...

hey, at least jeremy piven didn't call you a bitch.

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Your Humble Correspondent said...

Get better seats!

Oh, and the "yuppie" stuff is tired. There are as many at Sox games these days, or are you in denial.

I am not a Bulls fan, and I could write the same type of essay about being at a game as she did.

 
At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This shows what a baseball fan you are: If you're driving to Wrigley, you're asking for trouble. Plus, look around and ask yourself why Wrigley is full for every home game of the season: it's to be there and enjoy the atmosphere. If you want close seats, go to the cell. You're sure to find them there.

 
At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, you got the amateur seats. The real Cubs fans let you sit in those seats. We know when are were to get the good seats.

 
At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm going to complain about the endless procession of people getting up and walking in the aisles...
AND THAN DO IT MYSELF.

 
At 5:44 PM, Anonymous Ryan said...

It never fails that when a Sox fan takes a dig at the storied Wrigley Field, Cubs fans will defend it with the old "you haven't been to Wrigley enough" excuse.

Sox fans don't need to defend their ballpark, because the team on the field does it for them.

 
At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Ronny Woo Woo said...

Go back to your video-game ballpark.

 
At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hurtful words from a toothless hobo!

 
At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Illinois Taxpayers said...

"Your" ballpark? Sorry, Sox fans, but you're just renters. The Cubs decided it was better to own their own home.

Go back to 35th and Shields, you pathetic corporate welfare whores. And enjoy your ballclub as its players figure out how fast it can get the fuck out of town.

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Claire said...

hitting the old style a little early in the day, eh, taxpayer?

 
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At 10:33 AM, Blogger Maynard G. Krebbs said...

So you complain about Beermen selling Beer in the seats. Listen, these are just men trying to make a living and feed their families. Many have been victims of corporate greed and were laid off do to downsizing. On top of that, corporate America has tried to break the Vendores Union and has lowered commissions from 20% to 7%. It is very hard work and any time you would like to try selling beer in the seats just contact me. I would love to see that.

 
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