Thursday, April 24, 2008

10,000

In honor of the Cubs 10,000th win in franchise history, you get an entry about my trip to Wrigley Field last week.


Ernie Banks' beautiful statue.


Tom Arnold, in all his unglory. He threw out the first pitch and it was terrible. He threw it so high that it hit the screen about 5 feet above the brick wall behind home plate. I blame him for the Cubs losing that day. He also was terrible at singing the 7th inning stretch.


First AB for the Cubs. As you might be able to tell, I was sitting rather close.


Adam Dunn is large.


Not much reason for these next few pics, except to show how great our seats were. Oh, if you look closely at the ump in this picture, you can see what I thought was really weird. Right as the pitches would come in, the ump would lean and place his hand on the back of the catcher to balance himself. Wouldn't that be really distracting for the catcher? And what if the catcher has to pop right up? It appeared that he wasn't just placing it there, he put some weight on it. Very strange.








I have like 20 more of these photos, just with different people in them, so I won't bore you with that.


Probably my favorite photo I've ever taken. I'm not really sure why there is a senior citizen crossing sign. Whatever the reason, it had me cracking up walking back and forth from Wrigley to our hotel.

The photos from the next day seem so bland compared to what I could get sitting right behind the dugout. Take this difference between Aramis Ramirez at bats.


This one is so much better. Sigh...good seats, why do you have to cost so much?

Anyways, onward to some videos.


Lou Pinella walking back to the dugout after the National Anthem.


Fukudome being disappointed after a strikeout.


Walking up to Wrigley Field. This doesn't do it justice. It just comes out of nowhere, and it's just magnificent. I know most of you don't care about the Cubs, but go see a game at Wrigley. Even if it's just to cheer on the other team.


The Cubs taking the field.


Kerry Wood getting the final out and then "Go Cubs Go!" blaring over the speakers. Disclaimer: All you hear is me singing, rather terribly. You've been warned.

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Sparty said...

Suckiest Sports Blog

um, are you all aware of this???

H said...

morning all

H said...

I voted

H said...

isn't sparty a shanoff lemming?

H said...

i can say that because I'm a reformed lemming

H said...

a.m. Z

H said...

beginings of a run?

H said...

probably not

H said...

in fact, I'm done

Sparty said...

i guess i am a lemming, though i actually read less of his blog than he does of the articles he mentions and just comment now.

I ♥ Beer said...

Awsome!

Old grumpy men of the world can rejoice.

I ♥ Beer said...

Way to bring something to the table sparty.

I ♥ Beer said...

from sparty article:

How Dan Shanoff got here: From what I've gathered, the Fightin' Shanoffs pretty much skim a newspaper or a sports Web site, see what happened the night before, re-write it on the blog, and bold up a lot of names and link to his Sporting News column, which is exactly the same thing. The Fightin' Shanoffs have a huge following, because apparently he used to do the same thing at ESPN.com.

ToddPacker said...

"Oh, if you look closely at the ump in this picture, you can see what I thought was really weird. Right as the pitches would come in, the ump would lean and place his hand on the back of the catcher to balance himself"

was this freak's first baseball game??

ToddPacker said...

"I know most of you don't care about the Cubs, but go see a game at Wrigley. Even if it's just to cheer on the other team"

i've been to wrigley.... and freak is right it is an awesome place to see a game

ToddPacker said...

johan is pretty good at stopping losing streaks

Eat Fresh said...

saw wrigley, took pics in front of it, never saw a game there though

will do, it's part of the baseball tour i am planning to kick off next year

I ♥ Beer said...

why does the ump put his hand on the catcher?

ToddPacker said...

oh, great pics, freak.... i'll check out the vids from home

blue said...

wrigley is on my shortlist of stadiums to visit and see a game

blue said...

ahahaahaha

NOISB is in the suckiest sports blog championship against shamford...hilarious.

i don't know which to pick...but i do

H said...

"i guess i am a lemming, though i actually read less of his blog than he does of the articles he mentions and just comment now."

That's cool Sparty. That's how I ended up here.

Eat Fresh said...

"why does the ump put his hand on the catcher?"

all good umps do this

Tyler said...

"I have like 20 more of these photos, just with different people in them, so I won't bore you with that."

Too late.

I ♥ Beer said...

"all good umps do this"

that doesn't tell me why. is so the catcher always knows where the ump is at? so he doesn't get ran over on a fly ball?

blue said...

kod can tell you about being a catcher and having someone put their hand on your back

blue said...

"that doesn't tell me why. is so the catcher always knows where the ump is at? so he doesn't get ran over on a fly ball?"

typically it's to balance himself so he can get in close and see the pitch better.

Sparty said...

btw, todays post at the commenting page: "Shanoff's Wake Up Call: Non-Shanoff Edition"

blue said...

just what we need, another giants fan here

Eat Fresh said...

sparty we dont mention shanoff here unless it's to ridicule and/or embarrass his life

blue said...

3rd straight game the rockies bullpen has blown

blue said...

corpas is about to lose his "closer" role...he's blown 4 saves in 8 chances already...those are gagne type numbers

Sparty said...

"sparty we dont mention shanoff here unless it's to ridicule and/or embarrass his life"

i believe that goes in line with my comments today.

I ♥ Beer said...

"just what we need, another giants fan here"

i will forever approve of the Giants because they handed Brady his ass.

ToddPacker said...

"3rd straight game the rockies bullpen has blown"

i watched that game last night... lots of cubbie fans there last night

blue said...

"i will forever approve of the Giants because they handed Brady his ass."

bandwagon

blue said...

"i watched that game last night... lots of cubbie fans there last night"

yeah, that's pretty normal. I was actually surprised it wasn't more crowded, they usually sell out the cubs games, and there are only 2 this year.

I ♥ Beer said...

"bandwagon"

i didn't say i was a fan, or that i'd even pull them. i'm just saying they're alright in my book.

ToddPacker said...

k wood blew a save too.... but he got the W... i think i had him on the bench

Sparty said...

I only mention the Giants Super Bowl Championship(minus the picture) when some douche from Boston has amnesia and thinks the Pats are still the best. See Cummy.

blue said...

we ran cumbucket off for good the other day, i think

tem said...

sparty is on fire today.

tem said...

suckiest sports blog is pure hilarity.

tem said...

old person link was awesome too.

a dog whistle for kids to drive them away. awesome.

tem said...

"we ran cumbucket off for good the other day, i think"

cumster was over here and i missed it?

SoaB.

blue said...

"cumster was over here and i missed it?"

you were gone when we made fun of his dead mother in law....?

which sounds pretty bad out of context...and probably was pretty bad anyway

tem said...

megan fox = hottest woman by some magazine (FHM).

ToddPacker said...

FHM is not a magazine anymore... just a website

blue said...

i still can't believe she's engaged to BAG

blue said...

FHM is maxim lite

Sparty said...

cummy has been taking a beating everywhere apparently.

Sparty said...

i actually got the link to the "suckiest sports blog" over at The Big Lead. when I saw the description for it, I thought for sure it was going to direct me here.

H said...

"I only mention the Giants Super Bowl Championship(minus the picture) when some douche from Boston has amnesia and thinks the Pats are still the best."

They are still the best team of this decade. You cannot argue that at all and sound even remotely intelligent.

blue said...

his blog is back up...no longer for "invited guests" only

H said...

"you were gone when we made fun of his dead mother in law....?"

I apparently missed this too. What day was this? it might be worth a re-read

blue said...

i can't remember if it was thursday or friday...probably friday

blue said...

for beth

blue said...

because she was disappointed she missed out on the blog

Sparty said...

"They are still the best team of this decade. You cannot argue that at all and sound even remotely intelligent."

an entirely different argument all together.

Eat Fresh said...

the blog is hilarity

Eat Fresh said...

H dont start with that shit

tem said...

"you were gone when we made fun of his dead mother in law....?"

yes i missed it.

i will have to wait a year for TDiLH.

Eat Fresh said...

oh my god
we destroyed him

blue said...

my team is getting ba-donked by meiz's alter ego this week

blue said...

"oh my god
we destroyed him"

it was to the point that you could almost actually see the tears on the computer screen

ToddPacker said...

"They are still the best team of this decade. You cannot argue that at all and sound even remotely intelligent."

cheating helps

tem said...

colts are better, right freak?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'm hungry. I think a can of Vault will cure that.

blue said...

decades best teams can't be measured in championships

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Cousins will be lunch today. Grand Opening. $1.99 subs. Giggity

blue said...

cousins doesn't sound as good as subway

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Sparty left

Sparty said...

i'm here, got freakin busy here

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

How the fuck can Tem's team keep up this .300+ BA & 1.000+ OPS?

blue said...

my team hit .350 something last week and had an OPS over 1.00...

and this week they're sucking ballz

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

i see

Eat Fresh said...

my pitching is off the charts so far

Eat Fresh said...

my avg. has got to be the worse this week

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

How can that many people think NOISB is worse than Shamford? As steve proved in the past, it at least has comedic value.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I miss the 18 team FMLB league.

Sparty said...

i am in a 20 team league. I have had the cubs outfield the entire beginning of the year because Granderson has been out. he comes back and tears it up immediately.

blue said...

"I miss the 18 team FMLB league."

me too meiz

tem said...

our 5 team league is nice.

Eat Fresh said...

freak thought he was cute with the "say this at least once" add on to the bet

cmon freak, this aint el pad's first rodeo son

tem said...

"How the fuck can Tem's team keep up this .300+ BA & 1.000+ OPS?"

especially odd considering my team is built on starting pitching and saves.

blue said...

this ain't *eat fresh's first rodeo


fixed

Eat Fresh said...

alou will be back in time for Los Bravos TP, should solidify the line up a bit

Eat Fresh said...

choke blue

H said...

ok so i just caught up on the cumfast slapper. moments of hilarity, yes. But the mother-in-law thing was a bit over the top.

What I want to know is why no one asked for me to use my investigatory skillz...

tem said...

so we actually made fun of someone for their mother in law dying?

H said...

"so we actually made fun of someone for their mother in law dying?"

Steve was looking for bits of info about CM and found out his ma-in-law had past. He then posted a pic of a dog with a caption that said "in loving memory (m-i-l's name)"

CM got upset about it saying its not funny to make fun of someone who passed from cancer, then he and blue got into a debate about whether skin cancer was really cancer.

that's the quickest summary I can present.

blue said...

"so we actually made fun of someone for their mother in law dying?"

you make that sound like a bad thing

Eat Fresh said...

"so we actually made fun of someone for their mother in law dying?"

yes and it was fantastic work by all involved

blue said...

skin cancer is not real cancer

Eat Fresh said...

what, it wasn't like it was HIS mother.

blue said...

"Steve was looking for bits of info about CM and found out his ma-in-law had past. He then posted a pic of a dog with a caption that said "in loving memory (m-i-l's name)"


zeke actually mspainted a picture and posted it...it was funny

tem said...

it is a new high or low for sure.

either way it is setting a new bar.

blue said...

and it's not like it happened in the last few weeks...

she passed away in September or something

blue said...

making fun of dead people is what we do

H said...

"what, it wasn't like it was HIS mother."

Classic.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

That was indisputably the greatest & most efficient shredding of cumface eVaR!!!!111!!

Sparty said...

wow. dead mother-in-law. how that would help so much?!

i am so getting in car wreck now...

tem said...

skin cancer is to cancer as the WNBA is to the NBA. sure it has the same name, but it isn't even close.

Tyler said...

I was going to comment about something but I forgot. It's been a rough morning.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"it is a new high or low for sure.

either way it is setting a new bar."


It was The Wheel. Good enough to win the high, bad enough to take the low.

tem said...

"i am so getting in car wreck now..."

tem has to go to a funeral today because one of the boss's sons got kilt in a car wreck last saturday.

blue said...

and like the WNBA, nobody cares about skin cancer

H said...

I bet I could find cummy's mom's name, addy and phone number, but I'm not that cruel.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"how that would help so much?! "


cumbonics

tem said...

i can find it too. it is on our bathroom stall.

tem said...

her name is "you down there"

Tyler said...

I've got three pitchers starting today. Should be interesting.

Sparty said...

his retardedness has really got me as of late. sometimes i cannot believe that someone can say as much stupid shit as he does.

and usually after he gets shit on in the comments he either leaves or says something like "i was just being sarcastic to stoke the fire." most of the time that is preceded by other Boston fans picking on him as well. which is great to see them blame him for being the douchebag that gives them all a bad reputation.

tem said...

he is we todd did for sure.

Sparty said...

"cumbonics"

a written thought with no editing.

I should be ashamed of myself for not proofreading.

Eat Fresh said...

good to see him flourish over there sparty

blue said...

boston sucks

H said...

"which is great to see them blame him for being the douchebag that gives them all a bad reputation."

We Boston fans have a bunch of people to blame for this. Ben Affleck, Cummy, etc...

blue said...

boston baked beans are the worst

Sparty said...

at least i know how to use then and than.

Tyler said...

"sometimes i cannot believe that someone can say as much stupid shit as he does"

He's angling for a permanent guest spot on Around The Horn. Can't blame a brotha for tryin to chase that paper.

blue said...

cumfast on ATH? hilarious

tem said...

i hate woody paige and skip bayless.

H said...

I'd like to think I'm a pretty level-headed Boston fan...

blue said...

woody lives here in Denver again...he's around town a lot

Tyler said...

H, add Dane Cook to the list

blue said...

don't forget el retardo

blue said...

he's the #1 douche of boston sports fans

Sparty said...

cummy couldn't do worse than shammy did, right?

tem said...

"I'd like to think I'm a pretty level-headed Boston fan..."

cummy's mom is pretty level headed.

damn things holds a beer perfectly.

Tyler said...

I stole this off the news desk of CM Fost: Pacman trade to Dallas is official.

tem said...

"woody lives here in Denver again...he's around town a lot"

how much would it cost me to have you hurt him?

Sparty said...

see what I did there? "than."

Eat Fresh said...

doesnt woody paige grope women against their will?

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Steve was looking for bits of info about CM and found out his ma-in-law had past. He then posted a pic of a dog with a caption that said "in loving memory (m-i-l's name)"

I posted the death, zeke posted the pic, get your facts straight sham(H)off

H said...

and you know, I meant to mention this before. One of the first things cummy threw out there on Friday was a shot at Beth for her "retarded picture." I'm surprised no one took him to task on that. How is a picture of a nice pair of tittays retarded??

blue said...

"doesnt woody paige grope women against their will?"

well they won't let him grope them any other way

H said...

"I posted the death, zeke posted the pic, get your facts straight sham(H)off"

My bad Spiff

blue said...

i don't remember that preparation H

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Did you suckas make your GOLF PICKS?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"doesnt woody paige grope women against their will?"

Don't we all?

Beth said...

"One of the first things cummy threw out there on Friday was a shot at Beth for her "retarded picture."

Really? Somehow I missed that.

ToddPacker said...

TMCT

Eat Fresh said...

"Don't we all?"

um, sort of

ToddPacker said...

"retarded picture" = new beth bat signal

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"TMCT"

Get back to TPS, old man.

ToddPacker said...

"Get back to TPS, old man"

shut up, chins

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Eat Fresh is getting holier then now

blue said...

""One of the first things cummy threw out there on Friday was a shot at Beth for her "retarded picture.""

Sham(H)off is at it again...it was me that he took a shot at, calling my picture gay...but not as gay as brent and stephen

kodiac said...

Lozo's blog is outstanding; I've spent the past hour or so reading the posts.
ns

JFreak said...

"was this freak's first baseball game??"

just never noticed it before. Thought it was weird.

blue said...

look it's daytime Kod again

ToddPacker said...

no work for kod again

Beth said...

"it was me that he took a shot at, calling my picture gay"

Ok, now that I remember.

Beth said...

EP & TP, shouldn't you both have taken the day off? I mean it IS Chipper's birthday today...

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"shut up, chins"

Thats the needle that broke the camel's back. I'm starting a hydroxy cut regimen

ToddPacker said...

"I mean it IS Chipper's birthday today"

larry-day??

Spaceman Spiff said...

i dont think hydroxy cut and alcohol in your system at the same time can be a good thing

blue said...

chins = hilarity

Spaceman Spiff said...

hopefulle sham(H)off never does a TiLOVH

Tyler said...

"I'm starting a hydroxy cut regimen"

Good luck with the hospital bills.

Eat Fresh said...

how old is he?
78?

H said...

"Sham(H)off is at it again...it was me that he took a shot at, calling my picture gay...but not as gay as brent and stephen"

shit my bad again, it was right after a beth comment, so when I was quickly scanning i thought the original shot was at beth then you Blue. I guess that's what happens when you try to get caught up in a hurry.

Eat Fresh said...

jerking off prevents prostate cancer

now i'm ahead of the curve

Beth said...

"How old is he?"

36.

Add 400 to that and you just about have his major league leading batting average this season. :-)

Eat Fresh said...

beat off, you wont die from prostate cancer, it's as simple as that my friends

ToddPacker said...

"Add 400 to that and you just about have his major league leading batting average this season"

larry has been a good fmlb player so far this year

blue said...

add 25 to that, and you get the number of games he'll miss in the 2nd have of the season with a pulled vagina

blue said...

*2nd half

ToddPacker said...

""How old is he?"

36."


that's pretty young.... right?

Tyler said...

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey

Tyler said...

butane in my veins so I'm out to get the junkie

Tyler said...

with the plastic eyeballs, spraypaint the vegetables

Tyler said...

dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose

H said...

"hopefulle sham(H)off never does a TiLOVH"

definitely not after today's pitiful showing

Beth said...

"""How old is he?"
36."
that's pretty young.... right?

Compared to you TP, definitely!

ToddPacker said...

h doesn't like beck

H said...

"beat off, you wont die from prostate cancer, it's as simple as that my friends"

I'm all set then. woohoo!!

ToddPacker said...

"Compared to you TP, definitely!"

that's what i was going for, beth

H said...

"h doesn't like beck"

where did that come from? I didn't say anything about beck...

blue said...

sprekkin ze deutche

ToddPacker said...

soy un perdedor

ToddPacker said...

"where did that come from? I didn't say anything about beck..."

h is having a tough day

Eat Fresh said...

t posted beck lyrics

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

H ♥ Scrantonicity

H said...

"t posted beck lyrics"

I got that part. Was it cuz I interupted?

H said...

"h is having a tough day"

apparently...

Tyler said...

"beat off, you wont die from prostate cancer, it's as simple as that my friends"

CM Fost's Mother-In-Law saved untold amounts of lives in that bathroom stall before she succumbed to non-cancer cancer.

Tyler said...

She's a true hero.

H said...

"Scrantonicity"

Please advise

Tyler said...

What's the over/under on the amount of lives that Beth has saved by "helping a guy out"? I'm gonna say 1350.

ToddPacker said...

"H ♥ Scrantonicity"

::using a kevin voice::

awesome

Keith S said...

tyler is a loser

Spaceman Spiff said...

tyler for threeeeeeeeeee

splash

kodiac said...

Scrantonicity will be playing my wedding

Beth said...

"What's the over/under on the amount of lives that Beth has saved by "helping a guy out"? I'm gonna say 1350."

Hey, what guys do in their own time thinking about me is out of my control.

Spaceman Spiff said...

beth, you hold the cure for prostate in your hands, help us out

Spaceman Spiff said...

* or the vaccine

blue said...

scrantonicity is a good band

blue said...

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