Sunday, July 6, 2014

I bleed Cubbie blue

Since we have no vacation plans for this summer because we went to England for 12 days last summer I will blog about yesterday's topic - Which team do you cheer for? I am what we call here in Chicago a Die Hard Cub Fan. It is really a blessing and a curse. I remember as a kid, my mom would be folding clothes in front of the television when I would come home from school. She would be watching the Cubs' game. Cubs' games always started at 1:20 pm. She would throw a ball of socks at the television when they made a bad play. I don't remember going to my first game, like some people do. I do remember going to games as a kid. It was always a lot of fun. We usually went on a bus with a lot of friends from our town. I went to games with friends as a teenager. Bill Buckner was my favorite player in the 1970's. I met him at my little league banquet when I was about 9 or 10 years old.

I spent my 21st birthday at Wrigley Field with friends. We had a very good time sitting in the bleachers. I went on my first date with my husband to a Cub's game in June 1990. We got engaged at a Cub's game almost 1 year later, May of 1991.  The funny thing about that day was that I had had such a rotten day at school that I was crabby and picked a fight with him. We did not have cell phones and the plan was already in motion. Our friends were sitting in right-center field and we were in upper deck box seats. In the middle of the third inning they held up a huge banner that said. "MONA WILL YOU MARRY ME? MIKE" Of course I said yes. We went to a Cubs game the day after our wedding with some friends from out of town. We have been to Milwaukee, St. Louis, Phoenix, and Houston to see them play. We have also been to Spring Training several times. Now we make a trip to Wrigley Field a few times per season with our sons despite the fact that team has not won a World Series in 106 years (it's safe to say they won't win this year either). I love the Cubs!

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