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| March 7, 2011 | Comments (5)

It’s March and we’re over the hump now.  I feel like I have successfully survived this Midwestern winter.  Yes, I know we’ll still freeze for another month or two but I think we can deal with it.  We’re Chicagoans, aren’t we?!   Besides, we have things to look forward to, like, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and baseball season.  It’s fast approaching.

I watched a snippet of the Cubs in spring training down in Arizona and I had a “ping” of hope that this might be the year.  See what living here for over a decade does to you?  I even have a soft spot in my heart for the White Sox.  I went to my first Sox game last summer.  Aside from the creepy gas station down the street, Comiskey Park (currently U.S. Cellular Field) is a pretty nice ballpark.  Quite honestly, I prefer the neighborhood-style ballpark, namely, Wrigley Field.  Before I had kids, I went to my fair share of Cubs games.  If you really want to experience Chicago, go to a Cubs game.  It’s a happy time in the city when the Cubs have a “W“.

I hope to make it to some Cubs games this season.  Nothing screams summer more than sitting in the bleachers, eating a Chicago-style dog and drinking an Old Style.  I think it’s going to be a memorable and somewhat somber season, what with the recent passing of legendary player and broadcaster, Ron SantoI don’t care what anyone says, I think Ronny belongs in the Hall of Fame.

I’ll never forget the days at my nine to five job, where I would sit on the edge of my office chair listening to Pat and Ronny broadcast the game on the radio.  If I was in my car, I would tune in to WGN 720 on my way home as to not miss a play.  I always laughed at Pat and Ron’s back-and-forth commentary.  Those were the days.

What about you?  Are you a northsider or a southsider?  Would you rather watch the game on tv, listen on the radio or experience the game in person?

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About Amy M: Amy is a suburban Chicago circus clown, I mean, mom, who juggles parenting her two young daughters, her work-at-home job, and her never-ending passion for creativity. She lives each day to the fullest and often feels like there aren't enough hours in the day. She has a blog called ParentSphere where she talks about the people, places and things that make her life a happy place. View author profile.

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  1. Dwana says:

    AMY!! I’ve been counting the days!!! This winter was soooo long I am dying to hit Sox park and yell at the top of my lungs! I am SO excited I may even go to a Cubs game this year, lol. #GOWHITESOX (don’t kill me)

  2. mom-mom-mom says:

    Nothing beats being at Wrigley with girlfriends, throwing back vodka-lemonade slushies, then looking around when the game is over and asking “Who won?”

  3. Lisa says:

    A girls day at Wrigley would be the BEST. We love baseball in our house (son started baseball camp last weekend) and are die HARD Cubs fans. We are hoping to get my oldest to a game this summer. We spent MANY days at Fielders games last year, at $5 a head we couldn’t beat it.

  4. Shari says:

    Definitely looking forward to the games at U.S. Cellular. Never go to Wrigley. Even free seats couldn’t get me there.

  5. Lisa says:

    I moved a block from Wrigley after college and quit my first job to waitress and spend the summer going to Cubs games with my roommate. No joke. I’m a Wrigley fan, more than a Cubs fan, honestly…. But, more than that, I’m a Ron Santo fan.

    I work for the local JDRF chapter and cannot even begin to explain what an amazing man Ron was and how much he has done for families in IL living with type 1 diabetes. I always knew how loved he was, but I can’t tell you the overwhelming response our Chapter has received since his passing. He was a true hero – And the Cubs’s support of his mission to help cure diabetes has been tremendous, as well.

    OK, off my soap box.

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