Tonight will be my second to last Wrigley Field excursion of 2010, and guess what I'll be wearing?
Is anybody here a fan of Patagonia?
They make a bunch of outdoor gear and clothing - lots of it "technical" - for people who kayak with great white sharks or go to the North Pole or whatever. But they also have alot of cool stuff for the overweight, hot dog loving, beer drinking Cub Fan. And my favorite thing are these shirts made of something they call "puckerwear".
It's amazing material - especially in the hot months - because it just does not stick to you.
I used to wear only t-shirts to Wrigley, but they've changed over the years. I went into a Wrigley gift shop a little bit ago figuring Ts would be on sale. Instead I find this:
$59 BUCKS FOR A FREAKING T-SHIRT?
If you go here, you'll see the last of the 2010 Puckerwear on sale at $34.50.
Anyway, Patagonia seems to be for people who, ohhhhh... like to go world traveling to destinations where they wear Patagonia jackets in weather so cold that whiskey freezes and they drive big nails into giant icicles on mile-high cliffs and hang by a tiny ropes in the middle of nowhere and survive because it's awesome fun.
And... you might think that has nothing to do with us Cub Fans, but you'd be selling yourself short.
I'm hoping the Patagonia People read this post and go, "Man, we should sponsor that Tim Souers guy. Give him some free puckerwear shirts and do an action movie of him at Wrigley Field buying hot dogs and making the treacherous climb up the ramps to the cheap seats."
Last night Weird Carlos (who says he won't allow a trade) looked pretty good with the 8 strike outs but also walked 5 which led to some loaded-bases jams he had to work out of. Kid Cashner gave up a homer that barely made it to straight center. If they allowed fans to sit in that part of the park, they could have blown it back into Marlon Byrd's glove. And that was the game - zero to one Giants.
Tonight I'll get to see Randy Wells vs. Jonathan Sanchez.
And Patagonia People - I can be reached at the email address at the top right, thank you. I'd like to talk to you about maybe doing a puckerwear pattern that involves the words "shut up and drink your beer" or "left field sucks."
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