It has been over a year since I attended my last Major League games. This past Saturday I took care of that in style. I attended the rare doubleheader in Chicago. The Cubs played the noon game, and the White Sox played a six o’clock game. This has been something that I have wanted to do for a while now, and Saturday I got my chance. We had good seats for the Cubs game that gave me a good vantage point to try out my new lens that I have been renting. For the first game of the year it was a good one. The Cubs and Rockies traded the lead until the Rockies finally prevailed. On a hot day it was a nice quick game that let us get on the ‘L’ for stop two on the day. During the Sox game the heat started getting to me so I moved up from our seats in row one for a while. When I got back so did the Sox offense, and they completed the perfect day by coming back to beat the Mariners. Fireworks closed out a great sports day. I have seen more than 18 innings in one game. I saw the 19 inning game in 2006 between the White Sox and Red Sox. In 2003 in a doubleheader at Wrigley we watched 24 innings. I have seen more in one day, but never at two parks. That was a great experience that I would like to try again.
I have not been posting much on here as I have shifted my interest a bit. I have a blog called csd’s Daily Photo where I have to take a picture a day for a year. You can find that blog here. Some of that content is sports related, but of a high school variety that I didn’t think needed to be repeated here. Purdue cranks up the football season Saturday, and the blog will be back then. I think that I will go back to the original format at that time. I will just talk about my experience, and leave the analysis to the pros.
Here are a few pictures from both games Saturday that I liked.
This was my first time seeing the Ron Santo statue outside of Wrigley
Former Cub Tyler Colvin shares a laugh prior to the game
Tyler Colvin just misses getting hit in the helmet early in the game
Starlin Castro tries to turn a double play
The fractured bat of Anthony Rizzo rests in the outfield grass
Another tight play at second base
The last time I was at the Cell they were unveiling this statue of Frank Thomas
I finally got to see Kevin Youkilis in his other Sox
My man Paulie making contact
Newly acquired Pitcher Brett Myers just after release
Alexei turning the double play
Eric Thames having some fun with the crowd
Kyle Seager blasts the second of his two home runs on the night
Kevin Youkilis makes the final out near the Sox dugout
High fives all around for a job well done