Friday, August 26, 2011

88. Tour Wrigley Field

Melissa surprised me with a trip into Chicago on Saturday to tour Wrigley Field.  I have been there plenty of times, but I was really excited to go and see some of the places normal people aren't allowed into.  We made it to our 10:30 starting time for the tour and started walking up the ramps to the upper deck.  We saw the press box and where the TV and radio announcers sit and watch the games from.  After that we had a seat in the upper deck and heard about some of the history of Wrigley Field.  It was during this time that the 10% chance of rain that was predected turned into a torrential downpour.  It was a crazy storm and felt even more weird watching it from under cover.  We even saw a skyscraper get hit by lightning.  Sadly, we had to wait out the storm in the upper deck and missed out on a lot of the other parts of the tour.  No locker room or trip out on the field for us.
I did have a good time.  It was fun being in the stadium at a time when others weren't allowed.
Afterward Melissa and I went to The Cubby Bear for Lunch.  This was definitely a good day!

Here is a before picture when we got to the upper deck.

Here is an after picture

We got to see Tony Campana and Starlin Castro take batting practice in the cage under the right field bleachers.

And to finish the day I got a delicious ice cream "cake" to finish off the day of celebration.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Eric! I'm glad you got to go!