Sutter and I went last night.
Never came close to sitting in our assigned seats.
Right now you can pretty much walk into Wrigley and sit wherever you want.
For grins, I came this close to walking up to occupied, but even better seats and saying, "Sorry man, these are our seats."
I'm positive you can get people to move.
So anyway, we stole 3rd row terrace reserved seats behind home looking pretty much straight down the 3rd base line. And these were EXCELLENT seats to be sitting in when young Starlin Castro made that freakshow double play in the 7th. You can see it here.
It's one of those reasons you go to the park.
I was just sitting there enjoying the night and the fact that while the noise the Giants' bats made (off of Randy Wells' pitches) was impressive, they had yet to score. There's a Giant on first, and Jose Guillen hits a wicked half-hopper to Castro. You golfers out there have hit the same kind of ball - it barely skips and goes a hundred miles an hour. There's a name for it like "worm burner" or something. Anyway, the ball finally bounces up and it's gone past the diving Castro. But there's a blur of Castro's arm and the ball is suddenly lying next to him. He'd knocked it down with a reflex that doesn't exist in you or me. He picks it up, tosses to Darwin Barney at second, who tosses to Nady and it's a double play.
When the play started, I was just sitting there.
When it ended, I was standing on the steps in the aisle screaming my head off.
And I was there.
Cubs 2 Giants zeero, W flag.
After, I wandered into Toons on Southport where they had the Yanks/Rays game on.
Anybody see any of that?
Not to ruin the blissful tone of this post, but oh my god do the Cubs have a looooong way to go.
In the meantime, I hope to watch Starlin Castro grow into a freaking star.
DON'T FORGET TO ENTER TO WIN AN ORIGINAL CUBBY BLUE PAINTING.