Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Opening Day & New Book Review

Well although the Cubs lost & it was fre-ezing out, it was still a great day for a ballgame. Jason and I got to Wrigleyville around 10:30am and headed to Bernie's for a few beers and then over to Yakzie's to try and catch my mom's old friend Jan. WXRT always has a live broadcast on opening day and Jan and her husband have been going for the past 10 years. We pushed through the crowds and they were at the front of the stage. I haven't seen them for almost 2 years since my mom left for Florida so it was great to catch up with them a bit.

Jason and I had seats in the 500s which weren't too bad actually. If we would have been over about 3 seats they would have been perfect and taken away the pole that was somewhat blocking 3rd base. The Cubs lost, but unlike all of their games last year they had some exciting plays. Soriano scored from second on an infield hit which was awesome. Dempster was lights out in the 9th which was nice to see after his self destruction last season.

So I'm saying the Cubs are going all the way this year (I also said that the Bears and the Colts would be in the Superbowl....although I also picked Kansas to win the whole NCAA tourny and we see how well that turned out). But it's a new season and so the glass is half full for now.

I have a new review up at http://52books52weeks.blogspot.com covering A Blistered Kind of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard. Also the coolest cousin Lisa has started a blog tracking her readings. She is a K-8 librarian and does a ton of reading and has *great* reviews (well one so far as she just got started). You can check her out at http://notesfromthestacks.blogspot.com


Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time at the game. I got to listen to Ron and Pat it was great.

Joe said...

Too bad the Cubs lost. Did you at least have a hotdog and a beer?

LeahC said...

i had an italian sausage loaded! also a few beers before the game, but it was so cold the ball park that an ice cold old style was pretty far from my mind.