Hello dear readers!
Today was a great day and a fantastic way to start out summer 2013! Finally, the sun came out and it was time for a great American pastime and a rivalry of the ages: the Chicago Cubs versus the Chicago White Sox.
Alicia, Alicia’s wonderful dad Alan, Charlie, and I traveled to Wrigley Field for this wonderful game. I’ve only been to two games (both Sox games) so getting a taste of the historic Wrigley Field was a unique experience. For two teams that are from the same city, they are two completely different teams. Between the differences in the fans, the ballpark, and the overall team, there shouldn’t be a real comparison.
It was an intriguing game. For the parts I saw when I wasn’t on my trusty iPhone (oops), it was great. The Cubs scored many home runs and that racked up the score considerably. As you can tell, I am not one to banter on the game because I had only somewhat of a clue what was going on. Heck, I had to ask Alicia and Charlie where the scoreboard was. I don’t understand baseball to save my life. Well, maybe I could..nah. I have no idea.
Anyway, the final score was 9-3 Cubs. In honesty, I was very surprised. What am I saying? I wasn’t surprised; I had no idea what the score was going to be.
Though I didn’t take notes, I did learn many things today:
1. I learned that there is a major difference between Cubs and Sox fans
2. The Blackhawks will reunite the city of Chicago (Go Blackhawks! And yes, another sport I don’t get.)
3. Alicia’s dad and Charlie are very informed in the genre of both movies and baseball history. (Alicia and I would chirp in occasionally)
4. Even while sitting in the shade, you can get a sunburn.
5. That whoever has to wash the uniforms at the end of the game really needs to win an award. I’ve never seen whiter uniforms.
6. If you really know what’s going on and you aren’t pretending you understand, baseball can be really interesting.
7. I still have no idea how to play baseball. What they teach you in 6th grade physical education is totally different from what happens in real life.
8. The best part of a baseball game in the modern world is photobombing people’s pictures.
9. The city of Chicago can really jam out to “Take me out to the Ballgame.”
Well, I know I had a fantastic day and I learned a lot. I really hope that Charlie enjoyed his first blog activity and I hope Alicia enjoyed being in my presence. We all know she loves me. 🙂
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Much love and summer fun!
Molly, Alicia, and Charlie