I have been waiting for this day for forever. The day I could take all three of our kids to their very first Cubs game!
Early Sunday morning (as I was preparing for worship, of course) I checked my Cubs homepage to see when the games against the Astros would be played. When I saw that they would be at Miller Park and that tickets were available, I threw caution to the wind, called Mr MIP at his church music practice to see if he wanted to go see the Cubsokaysoyes?okaybye, took out a second mortgage and got us tickets to Monday’s game! (I’m joking about the mortgage, Grampa, don’t worry).I have to include a shout-out here to my friend Sue who, being a die-hard Brewers fan the way I am a die-hard Cubs fan, still found it within her heart to share directions to the park that saved time and got us to the parking lot faster than those poor souls on the expressway. Thank you, Sue! So sorry about your team. And their manager. And their post-season.
Carlos was still in his post-no hitter glow (What an Amazing game that was, wasn’t it?? Oh, and you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.):
We had great seats in the 13th row:
And enjoyed Lilly’s great game and the Cubs winning!Oh, and we had to take pictures of the one Astro we will actually sort of cheer for, Lance Berkman (they played “I Can Only Imagine” when he came up to hit. Interesting.):
And, okay, I’ll include cute Hunter Pence, who makes me think of SuperBoy being in the Majors:
Now, the irony of it all is that my BFF, Mark DeRosa wasn’t in the line-up!! Sheesh. But I said to Mr MIP, he’ll be put in in the 8th in a double switch. Sure enough, he was. And bless Mr MIP’s heart, he took about 256 pictures of DeRosa for me (until an usher told him he needed to return to his seat). I’ll save you from looking at all of them, but I have to put one in:
And SuperBoy? He did fine. We just kept him fed. In the bottom of the 9th he asked me who the “hitters in the red shirts are.”
P.S. Fruncle Roger who is trying to get to every last Dog ‘n Suds in the U.S., this is for you! Look what we drove past and I said, “You have to turn around!!” If you know your directions from Milwaukee to Aurora at all, you’ll probably scratch your head about how we ended up in Richmond, Illinois,but don’t think too hard about it. We had a fun little diversion (and I still say I’d be a great navigator/map reader in the Amazing Race):