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Posted: May 16, 2021 - 9:09pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

There are quite a few watering holes within easy staggering distance of the park and pretty much all of them are going to be overrun with baseball fans on a game day.  Murphy's, across from the bleacher gate on Sheffield, is probably the largest and historically the most densely packed with the Cubby Bear, on Clark and Addison diagonally opposite home plate, being a close second.  My knowledge is obviously all pre-covid and I have no idea what restrictions the bars are still under.  I don't often do much bar hopping when I'm at a game and the neighborhood has been changing a lot recently.  Ricketts is trying to buy up everything in sight and transform Wrigleyville into Wrigley World® the happiest place on earth.  The pandemic may have given him the just inroads he needed to further his evil agenda.  I can't really be sure what's there and what's not anymore.  Maybe triskele could get some better more recent intel for you.  One of the nicer things Ricketts did in his never ending quest to wrest all revenue generated by the Cubs away from any other local entrepreneurs was turn the player's parking lot into a park where you can bring restless kids and play catch during the game while still watching it on the giant TV. It also serves as an after game party site.  It requires a game ticket to get in, but it could be a cheap SRO one which likely don't exist anymore in the post pandemic world.


I hope I get drawn for the next round of games but for some reason I feel like I have a shot. Presale tix for the rest of May go on sale tomorrow at noon, general sales Tuesday at 10. So Tuesday I'll log in and see how many tickets were unclaimed after the presales...
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Posted: May 16, 2021 - 7:26pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 I do think we'll wind up at a game. If we don't make it, I wonder if there's a particular watering hole where baseball fans can congeal congregate.
 
There are quite a few watering holes within easy staggering distance of the park and pretty much all of them are going to be overrun with baseball fans on a game day.  Murphy's, across from the bleacher gate on Sheffield, is probably the largest and historically the most densely packed with the Cubby Bear, on Clark and Addison diagonally opposite home plate, being a close second.  My knowledge is obviously all pre-covid and I have no idea what restrictions the bars are still under.  I don't often do much bar hopping when I'm at a game and the neighborhood has been changing a lot recently.  Ricketts is trying to buy up everything in sight and transform Wrigleyville into Wrigley World® the happiest place on earth.  The pandemic may have given him the just inroads he needed to further his evil agenda.  I can't really be sure what's there and what's not anymore.  Maybe triskele could get some better more recent intel for you.  One of the nicer things Ricketts did in his never ending quest to wrest all revenue generated by the Cubs away from any other local entrepreneurs was turn the player's parking lot into a park where you can bring restless kids and play catch during the game while still watching it on the giant TV. It also serves as an after game party site.  It requires a game ticket to get in, but it could be a cheap SRO one which likely don't exist anymore in the post pandemic world.
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Posted: May 15, 2021 - 2:43pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

 They have announced that they are going up to 60% capacity May 28.   Checking back near game time is probably not a bad idea either.


I do think we'll wind up at a game. If we don't make it, I wonder if there's a particular watering hole where baseball fans can congeal congregate.

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Posted: May 15, 2021 - 1:20pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Well I've been drawn twice now in the "Return to Wrigley" presale ticket access lottery. First was for April games, now it's for the Reds and Padres serieses... so if I wanted to go to A game Any game, I'd be all set... Still holding out hope that we can get June 11 tix tho. Probably won't be lucky enough to draw for that one.
 
 They have announced that they are going up to 60% capacity May 28.   Checking back near game time is probably not a bad idea either.

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Posted: May 15, 2021 - 12:55pm

Well I've been drawn twice now in the "Return to Wrigley" presale ticket access lottery. First was for April games, now it's for the Reds and Padres serieses... so if I wanted to go to A game Any game, I'd be all set... Still holding out hope that we can get June 11 tix tho. Probably won't be lucky enough to draw for that one.
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Posted: May 13, 2021 - 10:19am

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I'm amazed I had never heard of that team or that story.  1995 was a year after I moved out of NY, but I grew up near Fleming Field (about four blocks away) and played baseball, softball, and football there hundreds of times.  There were also basketball courts in the same park where I played a lot.  Plus we just spent a lot of time in there hanging out and drinking beer at night in the surrounding woods as teenagers.  I remember that Paul Blair and Lee Mazzilli (and a few other former players) had lived in the area after they had retired from the big leagues; they would often be at local baseball card shows and stuff, but I didn't know of their involvement with local teams.  By the '90s, most of the people I knew from there had moved out of that neighborhood - I moved to other parts of the city by the early 1980s.  It's a neat story - pretty funny.





Like a lower-tier version of Battered Bastards of Baseball. I can definitely see a fictionalized movie treatment of a story like that. 
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Posted: May 13, 2021 - 8:58am

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I'm amazed I had never heard of that team or that story.  1995 was a year after I moved out of NY, but I grew up near Fleming Field (about four blocks away) and played baseball, softball, and football there hundreds of times.  There were also basketball courts in the same park where I played a lot.  Plus we just spent a lot of time in there hanging out and drinking beer at night in the surrounding woods as teenagers.  I remember that Paul Blair and Lee Mazzilli (and a few other former players) had lived in the area after they had retired from the big leagues; they would often be at local baseball card shows and stuff, but I didn't know of their involvement with local teams.  By the '90s, most of the people I knew from there had moved out of that neighborhood - I moved to other parts of the city by the early 1980s.  It's a neat story - pretty funny.



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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 3:42pm

I can't watch Rockies games until 90 minutes after the final out, so I have to go all radio silence to avoid spoilers. But this made it through my defenses:

Giants start with a 10 spot

Watch live on MLB.TV: Brandon Belt's grand slam capped a 10-run first inning in the opener of a twin bill.


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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 3:32pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

To be fair he only gave up four hits along with two walks and a wild pitch and even if he only lasted an inning he did get through the order once.




 
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 2:36pm

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 Yeah, six hits and 4 runs right out of the box. 7-1 final. *W*

To be fair he only gave up four hits along with two walks and a wild pitch and even if he only lasted an inning he did get through the order once.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 2:01pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I was all "did he get fired/lost/hitbyabus?"




 Yeah, six hits and 4 runs right out of the box. 7-1 final. *W*
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 1:25pm

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His boy Kershaw gave up 4 runs to The Cubs in the first inning.

I was all "did he get fired/lost/hitbyabus?"

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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:28pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


?


His boy Kershaw gave up 4 runs to The Cubs in the first inning.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:20pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Eek! I was drawn for presale ticket access to Cubs games but didn't see the email! Luckily, it was only for the period up thru June 2. I've now put a filter on those messages so I should see them. Fingers still crossed for June 11 tix.


Shame you weren't today. You could have seen Kershaw make the shortest start of his career. The weather should be nicer in June though and the ivy will have finished coming in.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:11pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Joe Buck is crying.



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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:02pm

Joe Buck is crying.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 10:24am

Eek! I was drawn for presale ticket access to Cubs games but didn't see the email! Luckily, it was only for the period up thru June 2. I've now put a filter on those messages so I should see them. Fingers still crossed for June 11 tix.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 10:14am

It came up in conversation last night so I watched No No: A Dockumentary again last night. It had been long enough that it was amazing again. Justine cried a couple of times. I thought it used to be on Netflix but it's on Prime now.

Of course I had to then pull up the animated clip of the famous No No;


And after that was over, it rolled into this from the same studio... I don't think I'd ever seen it:

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021 - 11:24am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Mine was the Giants 3rd and 4th games as they swept the Astros to move into 1st place by half a game. That was a pretty decent afternoon.
 
The one I was a little late for had Kerry Wood and Mark Prior as the starters which made it pretty awesome.  Of course it was in 2005 which was not quite as awesome as it would have been a couple of years earlier.
 
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