Anyone Who Knows Me – Knows What A True Blue, Loyal, Diehard Cubs Fan I Am
Honestly, I can't begin to remember the bazillions of games I've attended in my lifetime. As a matter of fact, I'm fairly sure I've contributed substantially to the rising salaries of many players on the Cubs roster. Yet, even though the Cubs are in 4th place, and it's almost a slam dunk that we're headed for our 105th season without a World Series Championship, very few occurrences have served to deflate the thrill and excitement I feel while attending a game at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field. Until now.
Spontaneity Does Have Its Drawbacks
When my good friend and I decided to take in a game at the last minute this past weekend, we walked up to the box office and asked for available seats at a comfortable price point. Sure, it was a holiday weekend. Sure, it was a gorgeous day with temperatures in the lower '80s. Sure, everyone knows that a Cubs game is a favorite, traditional, summertime activity – as evidenced by the 36,000+ in attendance. That said, this photo captures the view from my seat. Unfortunately, the box office ticket agent neglected to inform me that this would be the view from my seat. Why didn't the box office ticket agent tell me this would be the view from my seat?
Shouldn't These Tickets Come With A Warning?
I guess $50 for a ticket plus blog fodder isn't so bad. Or, is it? Luckily, the post was approximately 12 inches wide, so our view was only partially obstructed for the entire game. Also, the Cubs were pretty decent and miraculously beat the 1st Place Pittsburgh Pirates. But, still. C'mon, folks at Wrigley Field – charging $50 for this seat? You should be giving these tickets away for free. Okay, maybe half-price. And, a warning.