Saturday, May 17, 2008

White Sox Baseball

One of the highlights of our trip was going to a White Sox game. We decided to go to a White Sox game over the Cubs because I've been to a Cubs home game before. Both Alison and I are big baseball fans and we especially love going to live games. When we arrived at the stadium we were just planning on walking up to the box office to purchase the cheapest ones. We were approaching a security checkpoint and decided to consolidate our bags near a garbage can before passing through. As we were doing this, a foul-mouthed lady came running up asking if we had tickets. We had already been approached by numerous scalpers so I just said that we were going to buy the cheapest tickets they sold. She told us to just give her $10 and we could have her extra tickets (and sit by her). I gave her a $20 and called it good (because I didn't know if she expected $10/ticket or $10 total).

Her tickets turned out to be fantastic seats on the third base side between the pitcher and home plate. They were easily the best seats that I've ever had at a Major League Baseball game. If we had purchased them from the box office they would have been around $60 each. The game was great. We stayed until the 7th inning stretch when we left to put Ada down for a nap (it was a day game). The White Sox ended up winning the game 6-3.

The view of the stadium from the outfield:
The view from our seats:
Panoramic from our seats:
The view of Chicago from outside the stadium:
US Cellular Field:

This was the 12th Major League ballpark that I have been to a game in. The teams that I have seen play at home are:
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Oakland Athletics
  • San Francisco Giants
Here's to many more games in the future!


Rummage said...
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Rummage said...

I still can't figure out why Al agreed to go to a Sox game over a day at Wrigley. . .