A bleachers retrospective

Hearing that the Cubs started tearing down the Wrigley Field bleachers┬átoday felt like the end of something for me. From the first time I sat in the bleachers back in 1987, to the last time I did so back in 2005, they were always a place where I felt good. Granted, a fair amount ofContinue reading “A bleachers retrospective”

A player I remember, for the wrong reason

Section 101A used to be a unique little piece of Wrigley Field. It was called the “Family Section” because, as the ticket stub above indicates, no alcohol was allowed in its seats. It was three rows deep, as I remember it, and had about 30 seats in reach row, so it was no more thanContinue reading “A player I remember, for the wrong reason”

My second favorite place on earth

I grew up watching Cubs games on WGN in Chicago. It was a central part of my youth, just like the school I went to and the things I did to keep myself amused and out of trouble when I couldn’t watch or play baseball. I watched other shows on WGN too, like Bozo’s CircusContinue reading “My second favorite place on earth”

One great day in the sun, and then life goes on

It was Opening Day, 1994. April 4, to be exact. I couldn’t know it at the time, but it was 5 years to the day before my first child would be born. My wife and I were in full-on DINKS mode, which explains why we were at Wrigley Field that day. I found the pictureContinue reading “One great day in the sun, and then life goes on”