My impromptu visit to Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs is my favorite baseball team and has been for a very long time. That being said, I have always wanted to catch a game in their very own home field in Chicago, Wrigley Field.

Last year, I finally was able to make that happen.

(Sep. 6, 2015) I trekked down to Chicago to visit my little brother in the Navy. I couldn’t stop fantasizing over going to Wrigley Field on the drive down and although we had plenty of organized family events that were planned, I knew I needed to find some sort of way to make it work.

On the last day we were in town, I planned a very impromptu visit to see the cubbies in person and bought a $8 train ticket to take me into the city. I had never rode a train before and hadn’t known I needed cash. When the train clerk came up to punch a ticket for me I told him where I was planning to go and he gave me the proper directions but then proceeding to ask for cash. My heart stopped, I searched and searched through my over-sized, un-organized purse and finally I was able to scrap up $8 dollars in coins! After that nerve-racking experience, the train arrived at my stop and I proceeded on my journey.

While walking towards the field through blocks and blocks of neighborhoods, I went on my phone and purchased a $45 “standing room only” ticket. All by myself I wandered into the gates of the historic Wrigley Field and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life! I got to see Jason Hayward hit an out-of-the-park home-run as well as witness Jake Arrieta pitch in person! I was in heaven.

I plan to go back very soon, but until then… I’ll enjoy watching my favorite team play from the comfort of my living room! 🙂

 

Photo taken in Chicago in 2015 at Wrigley Field.
©2016 Kathleen Emmer. All Rights Reserved.

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