Chicago Cubs: There’s nothing like a day in the Wrigley Field bleachers

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I’ve seen countless Chicago Cubs games from the Wrigley Field bleachers. But one day stands out above the rest – for a multitude of reasons.

With spring definitely in the air here in Chicagoland, I’ve officially got the itch – bad. I need baseball in my life. That being said, we all need to continue doing our parts to support our first responders and healthcare professionals as they wage battle against COVID-19.

But as I was sitting here, daydreaming about ice cold Bud Light in the Wrigley Field bleachers, one particular series of events stands out in my memory. Now, everyone has that one day they can’t forget – and it doesn’t always have to be a critical game. Especially in Wrigleyville, where the entire community comes alive on game day – those seemingly ‘forgettable’ dates on the schedule have the potential to stand out.

Let me set the stage for you.

August 16, 2016. The Chicago Cubs were rolling at 73-43 on the year, clearly destined for October. I had the day off work so, despite the fact it was a Tuesday, I had tickets for both ends of that day’s day-night doubleheader, ready to watch the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

The day started with me working my way into the city from the suburbs to meet up at my friend Zach’s apartment on the North Side. Naturally, we had to get things started with some cinnamon rolls and The Show (I mean, you need a solid foundation for a double-dip in the bleachers). And that’s when the first moment took place.