Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Midwest Baseball Tour Phlogging: Stop 1: Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL

As I mentioned in a few previous posts, I went on a four day, three game baseball tour with my dad, two uncles, and one of my uncle's friends.  We left central PA on Thursday, May 3 and returned on Sunday, May 6.

Total distance:  1,404 miles
Total hours in car:  24

I had a few requests for photos from the trip - so here are a few from Chicago.  Consider this the revival of the photo blog (aka, phlogging).

We watched the Dodgers take on the Cubs on a cold, blustery day.  Game time temperature was about 50 degrees with a 15+ mph wind blowing in off of the lake the entire day.  It was freezing - but it was still fun.  I had never been to Wrigley Field - it's definitely a place that all baseball fans ought to visit at least once in their lifetime.

You know I had to have nachos.  Unfortunately, Wrigley's nachos were (by far) the worst of the three ballparks I visited.

View from our seats

All told, it was a fun (but cold) game!  I will have full reports from the other two ballparks at some point - probably later this week!


topher (Crackin Wax/Varsity Trading Cards) said...

Awesome photos, dude!

Heh... phlogging. Somehow I feel somewhat responsible for that nasty term. lol

Hackenbush said...

Looks like home. I'm envious.

night owl said...

I can never order nachos at the ballpark. The "cheese" grosses me out, and the mess potential is too great.

Brad's Blog said...

I used to live 4 blocks from there, wrigleyville is a fun place

lifetimetopps said...

Hmmmm - I think your map seems to be missing the better par of Ohio :)

Reds Card Collector said...

A little shocked that you won't be stopping by Progressive Field on your way to catch a Pirates game. Though I love Great American Ballpark, I don't think it compares to Progressive.

FanOfReds said...

Topher: Thanks, and yes, it's probably your fault - but once I used the post tag I couldn't go back!

Hackenbush: It was a lot of fun, but really cold!

Night Owl: Yeah, I don't think there is any cheese in that orange-ish product, but it still tasted ok. I had much better nachos in Pittsburgh (but I didn't think to get a photo of it).

Brad: I wish I had the opportunity to walk around the outside of the stadium but it was too darn cold. I'll have to go back sometime in the summer I guess.

lifetimetopps: Yeah, no trip "down south" this time around!

Reds Card Collector: We had to choose between Detroit or Cleveland - but more of us (including me) had never seen Detroit's new stadium so the Tigers game won out).

cynicalbuddha said...

That sounds like a fun trip. I got to go to Wrigley last year for the first time ever for the second game of the year. And they won so that was fun. My wife's a big Cubs fan so it was even more fun for her, well maybe not.

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