Entries Tagged as 'cubs'

My Dad’s First Visit to Wrigley Field

July 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment


A while back a guy in my office emailled everyone in Chicago about some almost free Cubs tickets that were available. Many people in our office travel and have a Starwood Preferred Guest account and they were having a promo offering Cubs-Braves bleacher tickets for a prime “platinum” weekend game this past weekend. The face value of each ticket was $67 but if you used a few of your SPG points, you could get these tickets for about $1 each!. I jumped on it and got the max 4 tickets that I could get. I thought it would be fun to take my dad, since he’d never been to Wrigley Field, and maybe my brother and Amanda or one of the kids. My brother has been to the park twice (first time, second time), but the others haven’t. Anyway, my brother and his family were camping, so Paul and Kate came, but my dad was free so he got to go to Wrigley Field for the first time.


The bleachers were not too rowdy, like they can sometimes be, which was good. I also saw and visited with some other friends from work who hopped on the deal like I did – Chris, Charlie, Waleed. I heard Geoff was there too, but I didn’t see him. We drank a few Shock Top beers, ate a bunch of peanuts, had some hot dogs. The game had a lot of runs and was exciting, even though the Cubs lost. Still a great time!

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Cubs vs. Brewers at Wrigley Field

July 30th, 2013 · No Comments


Yesterday my brother came down for a visit and went to his first Brewers away game at Wrigley Field. We started out at Sports Corner and got a table on the rooftop. The weather was really perfect and the views of Wrigleyville were awesome. The actual game was pretty boring. No runs until the 9th inning when the Brewers made 5 runs at the top and the Cubs scored noting in the bottom. So, my brother was spared having to suffer through the “Go, Cubs, Go!” song.

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Hanshin Tigers vs. Yomiuri Giants at the Tokyo Dome

May 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Chris and Dallas walking outside the Tokyo Dome.

First things first!

We had pretty good seats.

Each beer had it’s own girls that walked around the stadium with a keg on her back, serving beer. All the girls were so cute. Each beer company had a different themed outfit. Dallas liked the Yebisu girl the best. :/

Kirin Girl.

Asahi Girl.

This girl was actually selling Suntory whiskey!

Tigers fans.

Tigers fan club chanting and singing.

Giants fans.

Giants fan club chanting and singing.

Just your typical ballpark food!

I thought these looked like Bugles. I looked it up later and they are! When’s the last time you had bugles?!

This is the same crepes stand I saw in Harajuku. Must be a popular crepe chain in Japan.

My crepe had bananas, chocolate sauce and whipped cream!

The Japanese love KFC, especially on Christmas!

We also got food from this stand.

Delicious wontons!

Back at our seats, Fukudome struck out, just like he did so many times in Chicago!

The rivalry intensifies!

Immediately following the game, they were doing a press conference right on the field while cheerleaders danced around.

The final score.


Walking out of the Tokyo Dome.

As far as sports go, we really wanted to see some sumo matches while we were in Japan. Dallas grew up watching sumo in Hawaii and I thought it would just be something different to do. Unfortunately, it was not the right season for sumo! But it was baseball season, so Chris helped us get some tickets to the biggest rivalry in Japan, the Hanshin Tigers vs. the Yomiuri Giants at the Tokyo Dome. You might think, “Whatever, baseball. We have that here,” but the Japanese LOVE baseball and it was so much fun to see. I had more fun walking around the stadium and watching the fans then actually watching the game, I think!

Chris’s favorite team is the Tigers. He described them kind of as the Cubs. Loyal fans, but they don’t really win or go far often. The Giants he said are kind of like the Yankees. Lots of money, they can buy a good team and they win often. They won the game we were at! Since Dallas loves the Yankees, he bought a baseball cap with the Giants logo on it. Oh, also, Fukudome, who used to play for the Cubs, is now playing for the Tigers and striking out like crazy!

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