Monday, August 13, 2007

The Friendly Confines

Clark & Addison, Sheffield and Waveland, Old Style, Left Field Bleachers, The Ivy, the day games, The flags (are they blowing in or out?), Carlos Zambrano pitching, 7th inning stretch anthem of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame", Harry Caray's eternal presence, the rooftop seats on Waveland and Sheffield, Ronnie Woo Woo, Murphys, Salt and Pepper diner, Sluggers, John was yet another year of the sights and sounds of The Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field. My friends and I are approaching 20 years of getting together in Chicago for a long weekend of Chicago Cubs games. It started back in 1988 when my two college roomates went to Chicago to attend the Cubs/Mets series because one was a Cubs fan and the other a Mets fan. I went the next year and it was on from many, I became a long distance fan of the Cubs. The group has grown to approx 9-12 guys now. Chicago is one of those great cities with an attitude, yet very friendly people. And Wrigley Field is one of those classic ballparks that beckons the faithful and even the not-so-faithful. I'm a fan of the Cubs but probably an even bigger fan of Wrigley Field. This post doesn't do it justice, nor can it really tell the stories of past Wrigley weekends gone by. But these pictures (more in photo album) and video will attempt to give you a taste of what it means to be at Wrigley. Enjoy, Mac

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