I went to the game last night. These photos are from a tad after 7 - the first pitch is in about a minute. And as you can see there are a million empty seats. Look at the center field bleachers! There's nobody there.
Yes, it was a work night and all the seats typically don't fill up til later but last night...they never came close.
It was gorgeous out - somewhere in the 70's outside, it was the surging and red hot Los Angeles Dodgers, it was Ryan Dempster on the mound, it turned out to be maybe D. Lee's turning point with the bat... and a million empty seats.
You know how Ron and Pat always say the game's a sellout? That's because it is, only all the seats have been sold to scalpers.
So here's what I would encourage you to do.
Go walk around Wrigley about game time tonight. If it's anything like it was last night, there will be scalpers with literally fist-fulls of tickets in their hands. Do not pay what they ask. In fact, start with face value as your offer. Wait til the first inning and try to get 'em even cheaper.
In any case, it's a buyer's market.
Tonight it's Tom Gorzellany and a Cub team that looks like it's finding a new personality.
See you at the ballpark.