I’m not a baseball fan, but my wife is – or at least was when we got married. Her favorite teams are the cubs and the red sox. When I was offered discount tickets through my job to a diamond backs game hosting the cubs – I knew it was a good idea to pick them up. Stephanie asked our friends to watch the kids, which they agreed without hesitation, and we were off.
To be honest, most baseball games are just too slow for me – but last night was different. First, the stadium was packed – with cubs fans. So many that chants like “Let’s Go D-Backs” were drowned out by “Let’s God Cubbies!” and during the seventh inning stretch, when we all sing “take me out to the ball game” – the cub fans were much louder than d-back fans. “Root, Root, Root for the D-Backs” was again changed to “cubbies”. The score at the end of the game looked more like a football score than a baseball game – 10-6 cubs. Now, while I do wish the D-Backs had won – going home with a happy wife was worth the loose.
Among the highlights – a grand slam home run, ice cream in a waffle bowl for $6, and my wife hi-fiving strangers. But a personal favorite for me was finding out there is a player on the cubs team with this for a last name: Fukudome.
I have no idea how he pronouces it, but I know how I read it…