Saturday, April 9, 2011
We love this game
We're headed out for our first game of the season tonight, Cubbies vs. Brewers, Garza vs. Narveson at sold-out Miller Park. It is sweet to live less than 10 minutes from a major league ballpark where the tailgating is second to none and the home team has designs on postseason play. The promise of April renews us all.
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz," Humphrey Bogart once said. How true. And the brats? Even better. But we won't wait until game time for the first bite. They'll be sizzling on grills in the parking lot three hours before the game, and the beer will be flowing. Can't wait.
Once inside the ballpark we'll settle in for another spirited border battle between the Cubs and Crew, the always thrilling Sausage Race and a stirring rendition of the "Beer Barrel Polka."
Wish you could be here.