Two weeks ago Dan received the coolest email ever -> subject: “Mr. Schallmo, Wrigley Field invites you to celebrate its 100th Birthday. Book your 2 free tickets now!”. I usually don’t get stuff for free; so when I do, I get sooo excited (and who doesn’t, right?). Even though we are White Sox fans (well, Dan is – I just like to say I am too to get some extra kisses), we couldn’t say no to such an awesome gift!
The Chicago Cubs went all-out to have a birthday bash. They celebrated the anniversary in style by wearing throwback 1914 Chicago Federals jerseys and inviting former athletes and dignitaries who significantly contributed to Wrigley Field’s history. We heard it would be quite the party, so we arrived at the stadium early in the morning to fully enjoy the pregame ceremony and get free cupcakes & replica jerseys that were only available for the first 30,000 fans. They only gave away XL sizes, so I’ll be using that shirt as a nightgown, ha!
The atmosphere in the stadium was incredible; everybody was so happy and joyful that it truly felt like we were celebrating somebody’s birthday. The biplane flyover was so cool, and so was the balloon release in the fifth inning when “Happy Birthday” was sung at the ballpark. There were hundreds of them!
Wrigley Field was definitely the place to be that day, regardless of the results on the field. Winning the game would have been nice, too, but you can’t have everything, I suppose.
Which baseball team are you? Have you ever caught a baseball during a game? That’s my #1 goal next time! 😛