Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Bus Trip to Chicago's Wrigley Field-- Part 2

The first entry was April 20th.

In the late 70s and early 80s, we used to go to Wrigley very often. During summer vacation (Three Good Things About Teaching: June, July and August) I'd get up and say, "What do you want to do today?" Liz would say, "The Cubs are in town," and off we'd go.

We'd either drive there, stopping at the White Castle on Irving Park Road (one of the few around) and then finding a parking place on a street, or, we'd drive into Evanston, catch the elevated and get off at Wrigley.

Back then, there were always tickets available and Cub fans tended to not be of the yuppie variety. You could also afford the tickets, usually around $7 for lower grandstand. The only problem was when the Cardinals were in town and tickets were hard to get.

Of course, this all changed when the Cubs got lights. The local residents were worried about guys urinating in their yards and a parking sticker law was enacted where only people in the neighborhood could park in the streets. This immediately caused prices to go up in the parking lots.

After that, I don't think I have been back, until now.

Bring Back Daytime Baseball. --RoadDog

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