Sunday, May 2, 2010

Turning 6 at Wrigley Field

Six years ago one little boy was born and Colin celebrated this birthday as he did his 5th, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. On Saturday the Cubs took on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Colin has enjoyed a bit of a Cubs winning streak. Heading into Saturday's game he witnessed Cub victories in each of his three games he saw in 2009. Mom and Dad were hoping that streak would continue.

Although we stayed near O'Hare airport, it didn't mean we weren't close to the Chicago Loop area. The advantage of styaing near the world's busiest airport was taking advantage of Chicago's "L" system. Our hotel was steps from the Blue Line which...
...allowed Colin to enjoy train and bus travel to get to Wrigley Field.
And the bus dropped us off at the corner of Clark and Addison, or better known as the Friendly Confines, Wrigley Field. The home of the Cubs has a different look with banners surrounding the famous marquee promoting the more notable Cub players.
Another change to the historic park is the addition of the PNC Club of Chicago. Located on the suite level down the left field line, this club has tickets sold on a season ticket basis and allows the fans an opportunity to have the benefits of a suite, without committing to an eighteen person box.
Throwing out the first pitch and singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning was well-known actor Vince Vaughn. Native Chicagoan Vaughn is a life-long Cubs fan.
Coaching third base for the Diamondbacks is former Iowa dual sport player, Bo Porter. Porter played for Iowa in the early 90's was a defensive back for the football team as doubled for Duane Banks in baseball. He played a while in the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs farm system before getting an opportunity to coach third base for the Florida Marlins and currently for Arizona.
It wouldn't be right for Colin to be without a pretzel at a sporting event. It also wouldn't be right if Dad got a picture of both looking at the camera. The other picture had Colin looking elsewhere.
Once the pretzel had been eaten, the peanuts were next on the menu.
The Cubs came back to win 7-5 and it was "white flage" time as the "W" flag was raised.
Video appears above of the last out and what has become the Cubs favorite song.

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