Monday, September 04, 2006

Play Ball!

Hi everyone! I have just returned from my latest adventure!

This weekend my friend Kristin and her husband, Eugene, asked me if I wanted to go to Chicago with them. I wasn't so sure I needed to visit Chicago. If you read my blog, you know that I have already visited Chicago. But Kristin promised me that she would take me to a new place in Chicago.

Guess what? She did! Kristin and Eugene took me to see a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field! Can you believe it? I LOVE baseball. I watch it on TV but I have never been to a major league game before.

I was surprised that Kristin wanted to see a Chicago Cubs game. Kristin is a BIG St. Louis Cardinals fan. So I asked Kristin why she wanted to see the Cubs. Kristin says she loves Wrigley Field. She also told me that she roots for the Cubs when they are not playing the Cardinals. Who knew?

Here you can see me and the famous Wrigley Field sign. Did you know that Wrigley Field's address is 1060 West Addison? I had no idea!

The Cubs played the San Francisco Giants this weekend. See if you can find San Francisco on the map. Kristin says the Giants are a very good baseball team.

We arrived at the ballpark early so I could watch the workers get the field ready. Here you can see me with Kristin above the Cubs dugout. If you look carefully, you will see the ground crew working.

Kristin and Eugene had really good seats. We were at the very top of the "upper deck" between third base and the left field foul pole. It was really nice because we were able to sit in the shade the entire time.

It was really windy throughout the game. I am glad Kristin told me to bring a sweatshirt because I would have been really cold without one.

The game was really exciting! There were FOUR homeruns. One was hit by Barry Bonds. He is a famous baseball player. Kristin says Bonds holds the record for the number of homeruns hit in a single season. So I thought it was cool to see Barry Bonds hit a homerun. Kristin didn't seem to be as excited about Barry Bonds' homerun. I think it is because Kristin is a St. Louis Cardinals fan.

In the end the Cubs lost the game 4-2. I'm sorry I didn't get to see the Cubs win. But I am SO glad I got to see the game. Thanks Kristin and Eugene for taking me to Chicago!

Until my next adventure.....