Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread >Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Wrigley Field

Sublime Peach





Posts: 7168
(7166 all sites)
Registered: 4/7/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 01:00 PM
I took my son to his first Major League Baseball game last Friday. We went to see the Yankees play the Cubs. It turned out to be an amazing day. We had great seats right behind the Yankee dugout. We arrived at the park early to see batting practice. As we sat down in our seats the usher told us that Arod was signing autographs over by the dugout. My son grabbed his MLB ball that we had just purchased and ran over to get it signed by Arod. He managed to get through the line and get the autograph. As he was doing that, Joe Griardi stepped out of the dugout and started signing autographs. I pulled out my sons ticket and he signed it on the spot.

Even though the Yankees lost, it was a perfect day. We stopped at Ed Debevics for dinner and then made the trip back to Indy.











[Edited on 6/20/2011 by jerryphilbob]

 
Replies:

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1003
(1005 all sites)
Registered: 2/1/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 01:06 PM
Nice. Few places I'd rather be than Wrigley Field.

Go Cubs!

Ryan

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7049
(7049 all sites)
Registered: 6/18/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 01:13 PM
Awesome, good on ya to make the trip.

 

____________________
Hey Yankees, you can take your crappy trophy's and shove them right up your asses!

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2722
(2722 all sites)
Registered: 1/5/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 02:54 PM
nice, glad your son has good taste in what team to root for. Go Yanks
 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14592
(14592 all sites)
Registered: 3/28/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 02:56 PM
Wrigley Field is on my bucket list for sure!

 

____________________
Pete

 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 183
(183 all sites)
Registered: 3/22/2009
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 04:21 PM
Wrigley Field and Fenway Park are the oldest parks in MLB. i have been to fenway i would love to go Wrigley Field
 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46834
(46835 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 04:33 PM
Eamus Catuli!

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2472
(2483 all sites)
Registered: 7/27/2009
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 06:07 PM
So cool for your son....I'm sure you had a big smile on your face too. I took my son when he was 9 months old for opening day and many more since then. I grew up about 15 miles from Wrigley down Addison street, so I spent my youth roaming that park, when we were suppose to be in school. To age myself, grandstand tickets used to cost a few bucks. Back in the days of Ernie Banks and Ron Santo. Love that ivy. Great ballpark.

 

____________________

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11689
(12132 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 07:50 PM
Great story and great pics!

The last time I was at Wrigley was Saturday, August 13, 2005. I flew in from Detroit that morning and an old high school buddy flew in from Philly. We caught an afternoon game against the Cardinals at Wrigley, burgers and Old Styles at the Billy Goat, and then an ABB show at the Rosemont Theater. I flew back to Detroit Sunday morning and caught the ABB show with my wife that night at Pine Knob. Jack Pearson sat in for Warren for both shows. It was a pretty good weekend.

 

____________________
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2787
(2790 all sites)
Registered: 3/25/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 07:52 PM
great day for you and your son..You never forget the first day your Dad takes you to a baseball game...My Dad just turned 81, and its still a great memory we cherish!! and yes it was at Yankee Stadium....1962........great ball park too, that CHI town arena!!

 

____________________
make music not war

http://www.e-z-2-win.com/hats.htm

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7168
(7166 all sites)
Registered: 4/7/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 08:50 PM
Here are some more pics from that grate day I might have actually enjoyed it more than he did if that is possible. Next up is Sir Paul McCartney in Cincinnati.






 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4653
(4721 all sites)
Registered: 4/13/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 08:54 PM
What a great treat..... ....Nothing like an afternoon at the ball park

Take me out to the ball game
take me out to the crowd
buy me some peanuts and craker jacks
I don't care if I ever get back
so it root root root for the home team
if they don't win it's a shame
for it 1 2 3 strikes your out
at the old ball game

 

____________________
Believin' is alright just don't believe in the wrong thing....Sonny Boy Williamson

 
E-Mail User

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2854
(2854 all sites)
Registered: 8/20/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 08:57 PM
Great story...what a great way for a father and son to spend the day. The autographs was definitely a great thing. Happy young man and proud pop. Cool all the way around.

 

____________________
"Leave the Ego at Home, Play the Music, Love the People "-Luther Allison.

"Troops be awful quiet tonight, is it early or what? Too high. Me too." Duane Allman

Life Aint what it seems, its a Boulevard of Broken Dreams

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5747
(5754 all sites)
Registered: 2/2/2008
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/20/2011 at 09:38 PM
In 2003 I had the pleasure of watching Roger Clemens pitch in Wrigley Field vs Kerry Wood trying for his 300 win. Also went to Fenway that year; I think Wrigley was a bit nicer (though it just may have been a better game)

The Giant's Park in SF (whaatever they call it now) was more beautiful than either. such a great view of the water you can barely keep an eye on the game

P.S> One of my best friends (who I saw the Clemens game with) was also there Sunday with his 9 year old. What better way to spend father's day.

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2280
(2317 all sites)
Registered: 2/25/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/21/2011 at 09:02 AM
Awesome. Love that you son kept it correct and rocked the 'away' jersey. Wrigley is on my list (as it is on every baseball fan's, im sure).

Im doing the next leg of my ballpark tour next month: Cincy, Cleveland, Pittsburgh. 3 parks in 3 days...

 

____________________

Grenade fishin'

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7953
(8023 all sites)
Registered: 12/24/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/21/2011 at 09:35 AM
That just puts a smile on my face

I have a 3 1/2 yr old and another on the way. I cannot wait to experience that with them. At Wrigley vs Yanks to boot, priceless!

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7953
(8023 all sites)
Registered: 12/24/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/21/2011 at 09:35 AM
That just puts a smile on my face

I have a 3 1/2 yr old and another on the way. I cannot wait to experience that with them. At Wrigley vs Yanks to boot, priceless!

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7953
(8023 all sites)
Registered: 12/24/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/21/2011 at 09:44 AM
That just puts a smile on my face

I have a 3 1/2 yr old and another on the way. I cannot wait to experience that with them. At Wrigley vs Yanks to boot, priceless!

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2722
(2722 all sites)
Registered: 1/5/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/21/2011 at 10:02 AM
i remember my first baseball game, i was about 4 years old and my pop took me to Ebbets Field to see the Brooklyn Dodgers and St Louis Cardinals. I saw 2 games at Ebbets before the Dodgers left Brooklyn.
 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 772
(772 all sites)
Registered: 3/29/2008
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/21/2011 at 02:39 PM
awesome pics and an awesome stadium...the first major league game i went to was there in 1971 Cubs vs Reds and none other than Pete Rose was catching for the reds at that time and did his famous head first slide

back then all the upper level seating was wood bleachers times sure have changed

 

____________________
"Close your eyes and listen"


 
 


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software

Privacy | Terms of Service | Report Infringement | Personal Data Management | Contact Us
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com