Thursday, August 25, 2005

I went to a baseball game yesterday...

I went to a baseball game at Wrigley Field yesterday. This was my second Cubs game of the season and the second time I’ve seen them lose this year. The Braves beat the Cubs 3 to 1 -- yet another loss in yet another season without a World Series championship…or even a World Series appearance. (The Cubs last played in the 1945 Series and last won the Series back in 1908.)

It was a beautiful day. The kind of day that the chamber of commerce people like to crow about. The sky was blue with just a few feathery clouds. The temperature was in the mid-70s with a low humidity reading.

I went with a friend from work. We met a colleague from a company subsidiary and a prospective vendor who was our host. We had a nice lunch and then walked across Waveland Avenue to Wrigley. Our tickets were in the far right field corner, but we had an excellent view of the playing field and could see every play. An added bonus was we were out of earshot from the PA system so we missed all of the commercials between half-innings! The only problem with that is that we missed pitching changes and pinch hitters. It was still refreshing though.

There was a reminder that it is late summer because shadows caused by the 3rd base side of the grandstands started coming into play in the 8th and 9th innings. It's hard to believe that it's almost September.