This past Friday (June 12th), I attended the Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  It was my first time at the historic ballpark since the summer of 2013 when I saw Pearl Jam there.  I was able to see some of Wrigley's fancy new features, including the outfield bleachers and the 3,990-square foot videoboard.  I also saw something that the Cubs have been really good at over the past 107 years... losing.  The Cubs fell to the Reds in 10 innings, 5-4.

If felt more like April 12th than June 12th.  It was a gloomy, damp day at the ballpark.  I was not prepared for the cold, so a Cubs sweatshirt set me back $89 (probably costs 1/3 that price outside the ballpark).  It's damn pricey to go to a game these days.  We had good seats overlooking home plate, but we were in the upper deck (Section 417)... ticket price: $78.

I'll always be a Cubs fan and hold special memories of Wrigley Field.  My Dad took me there dozens of times during my childhood.  He first took me in 1985, 3 years before Wrigley even had lights.  A lot has changed.  You have to keep with the times.  The ivy is still on the walls.  The marquee still looks the same out on Clark & Addison.  But it felt different when you were a kid.  Back then, you watched baseball.  Now, you can't avoid seeing the business.  I know it's always been a business, but oh to by young and naive again.

Here's the vantage point from our $78 seats. Not bad. Notice the fog.


There were some empty seats due to the weather, so we were able to move closer to the field