Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cubs versus Cards

 April 25th we went to Chicago for our much anticipated trip to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game.  The weather forecast wasn't good, but come rain or shine we weren't going to miss the game...if there was one...

As usual we spent some time before the game at Murphy's Bleachers.  The game was delayed a bit due to rain, so we stayed at Murphy's until we heard they had removed the tarp from the field.  Once the game got started there were no interruptions.  We decided to splurge a bit for this years tickets and we sat in the 5th row just past first base.  We were seen on TV numerous times by family members who were calling and texting us.

Here's Darwin Barney playing second with Alphonso Soriano out in left field.

Here's a shot of Soriano at bat.

Here's David DeJesus running to first.

Starlin Castro at bat

A native from Portland, OR, Darwin Barney at bat.

A shot of us in the stands.

The Cubs new first baseman Brian LaHair.

The Cubs new third baseman Ian Stewart.

One of the highlights of a Cubs game is the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch.  It's usually sung by someone famous and on this particular day it was Jason Alexander singing who played George Costanza on the TV series Seinfeld.

Toward the end of the game we made our way over to watch the last inning right behind the Cubs dugout.

Here we are after the game ended.  Unfortunately the Cubs ended up losing.

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