Sorry I took a week off, folks. I was moving to Chicago and getting settled and whatnot. But now I am HERE and I have another Smorgasbord a-coming your way! I’ll confess… it isn’t as good as last time because last time I went to two Cubs games in two days, but I’ll do my best for you.
I’m getting pretty freaking tired of the NL and AL Division Series. I want postseason baseball to be competitive, dammit. I also wanted a better showing from the NL Central. If the Brewers hadn’t managed to win on Saturday, the last victory by an NL Central team in the postseason would have been… Game 5 of the 2006 World Series. Snerk.
I spotted the above two pictures’ contents outside Wrigley Field today. Interestingly, they were moved by the time I got back 5 hours later. I live literally a stone’s throw down the street from The Friendly Confines. Maybe I couldn’t throw a stone at my house from the gates, but Jim Edmonds totally could.
The reason I was walking past Wrigley was so I could catch the train to the United Center for a Chicago Blackhawks/Colorado Avalanche preseason game. I decided the Avs are my team after the NHL Hotties we did two years ago. For a non-hockey fan, it’s as good a reason as any to pick a team. I really enjoyed watching them play in person.
On my way to the pre-game meeting place, I spotted the below:
We met up at The Billy Goat on Madison St. Holy crap was that a good burger. I got a double cheeseburger and put onions, pickles and mustards on it. It was so awesome I almost got a second one, but didn’t want to make a pig of myself.
Outside the United Center is a cool Blackhawks statue commemorating the location of the original Chicago Stadium:
Here are a couple pics of the game. It was an overtime win by the Avalanche, very exciting!