Wife took the kids to see the in-laws last week for Easter. I went to a baseball game. Right there I win. But wait, there’s more.
Sunny and 65 this is important because it’s rained about 3 straight weeks up here in Chicago but this day was perfect.
Rockit Bar and Grill in Wrigleyville. Sliders and beer for lunch… mmmm Great place for food and beer. Lots of tourists go to Harry Caray’s, lots of locals go to Rockit Bar and Grill. Not to name drop, oh wait, fuck it, YES to name drop. Might run into Jeremy Piven or a Vince Vaughn occasionally if you frequent Rockit.
Next up find my seat
Row A, right on the bullpen, seat 101 (aisle)
This is the conversation Alfonso Soriano is having with the third base coach. “Is that Rich Ramirez right there? Don’t stare, he writes the world’s funniest blog ATOMIC GATOR.” Good thing I brought my glove, I’m right in the middle of the action. Speaking of which…..
I got a game ball ! ! !
That my friends is an official MLB baseball, game used, ball. Castro the Cubs shortstop made a nice catch to end the inning, when he was running back to the dugout, I flashed my leather and he threw it right too me. Winning. Everyone else can SUCK IT. Bow to my MLB ball. Oh and people behind me with the snot nose little kid running around me the entire game, nice try but trust me, ‘snot nose’ ain’t getting it. I would also like to add as a back story. When I first arrived at my section, I announced to everyone that I would go home with one or possibly two foul balls and any balls heading into this section was mine. I’m sure it was the beer talking but I like to lay down the ground rules and let everyone know who is in charge of their immediate section. They didn’t all agree with this tactic at first but when you back it up with actions they quickly realize you really are a bad mother fucker.
Arcade Fire sang 7 inning stretch!
Kerry Wood warming up
Looks like we’re playing catch doesn’t it?
How did I get such a great seat?
Notice the name of the Cubs third baseman? He didn’t even know he had a cousin in Chicago, till I told him. (His English isn’t great) I may also be dying if he asks you, just so you know.
Cubs scored 5 in their last at bat to win
There you go, That was me last Saturday. Perfect game? If not pretty damn close.