I went to the game with friends on free tickets from work. Our seats were good ones, just 10 rows behind the first-base dugout, but I spent most of the afternoon regretting that I was there. The temperature was in the 90s, we were in the sun, and the game lasted four hours and 43 minutes. And the Cubs lost. I left home at 11:30 am and didn’t get back until 7:00 pm. The situation wasn’t helped any when, on the way home we couldn’t get on the Kennedy Expressway because the ramp was closed by construction. We wandered half the streets of Chicago before we found an open ramp.
There was one great moment in the day. In the 10th inning, the Expos sent Lenny Webster to the plate as a pitch hitter. Some kid behind us yelled, “Hey, Webster. I like your dictionary!”
The Cubs lost 10-5, but look at the bright side — how often do you get to see a 13-inning game that ends 10-5?