Tuesday, June 28, 2005


If any of you were in New York for the Yanks series, you know the humiliation that we went through sitting out in the bleachers in Yankee Stadium...not to mention losing 3 games in a row!

First of all, King George was able to shut out Chicagoans from getting tickets in any other part of the park except for the bleachers. Anyone who wanted to sit in an area other than the OF had to get their tickets on Ebay or Stubhub. The result was that about 60%-70% of the fans in the bleachers were Cub fans.

On Friday night, when the Cubs got rolling, we started our "Let's Go Cubbies (boom, boom, boomboomboom)" chant. This thunderous cheer lasted about two innings, until the Yanks came roaring back to take the lead.

Then, the dagger to the heart....Yankees fans began the chant, "Ninteen-Oh-Eight! (boom, boom, boomboomboom), "Nineteen-Oh-Eight (boom boom boomboomboom), and any wind that was left in Cub fans sails die like a Corey Patterson bunt attempt.

Perhaps the greatest humiliation of all, though, was the fact that there were no beer sales in the bleachers; no alcohol of any kind! Can you just imagine sitting through 3 games in the bleachers
....with NO BEER!

It got so bad that I would sold my soul for a sip of Old Style!

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