Daily Archives: August 22, 2011

Why! I Don’t Know!

I went to a Cub game at Wrigley last night. Took an old friend with me. To my surprise Matt has never been on the Chicago “L”. I sense that I may have opened a whole new world for him because of the newness of the expereince. Traveling in Chicago can be a daunting task. Through my years of traveling there, I have learned a few shortcuts and a way to save on the budget. Whenever I can save money for “beer money” it’s always a good thing. Except for the fact that a beer in the ball park is $7 a pop. Yikes! My limit is three. If they served Corona beer like they do at cellular it might be upped a bit.
Anyway, the weather was perfect. Quite a contrast to when my big brother Steve dumps his April and May tickets on me. I recall years ago going to an opening game and it snowed. I really hate to be cold and I was more than cold….I was freezing!
Two weeks ago I was at Wrigley but not for a game. Big brother Steve earned a partial indulgence by gifting me with a Paul McCartney ticket. That was an awesome Wrigley experience.
Whenever I do go to Wrigley there is a great sense of nostalgia that overcomes me. I remember when Big brother Steve took me to my first Cub game back in the 60’s. A trip that he has often repeated with his kids and in a few years, it’ll be his grandkids.
The nostalgia I feel is not just because of all the memories but also because of the history that is with the park.
Some of my memories are not the kind I would want to share. They are both personal and embarrassing.
And by the way, the Cubs lost. Even then, I am just happy to be able to go somewhere that is like going home. That’s why they call it the “friendly confines”! So why do I bother with the team that’s always “next year?” I don’t know!