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Rambling about baseball! [Jan. 19th, 2002|12:21 pm]
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Those of you who have peeked at my listed interests (and by the way, I don't mind you peeking, just watch where you put your hands--or at the very lest make sure they are warm first!), er anyway, one of the items listed is the Chicago Cubs. Right now the Cubs Convention is going on in Chicago.

I used to say that I was a Cubs fan more than a baseball fan, but the last few years the old "lovable losers" are actually one of the better teams in their division, and so I've been following baseball in general more to know what my Cubs are up against now that they actually have a chance of getting a division title. (Plus with Mark Grace traded to the DiamondBacks in a deal I'm still not happy over, I was rooting for the D.backs too this past year as my 2nd favorite team, and I'm glad at least Gracie got his World Series ring even if he couldn't do it as a Cub).

I'm also looking forward to hearing the "Pat and Ron Show" again (on Feb. 28!). For those of you who don't know about the "Pat and Ron Show" they are the Cubs radio announcers and in a lot of people's opinion should have their own radio talk show despite their refusal to do so. Well, they kind of do have their own show, it just happens that a Cubs game is being played during it. The best way to watch a Cubs game is to have the TV sound down and listen on the radio (plus with the TV's slight delay over the radio it makes Pat sound like a psychic calling the plays a fraction of a second before they happen on the TV).

From: joyofmacs
2002-01-20 04:27 am (UTC)

Chicago Chicago its a toddling town!

I once spent a week in Chicago at an educators distance learning convention.

BEST CITY I ever visited. I was so impressed. Hopefully someday I will go there again with my hubby for a vacation.

My work friend Maureen and I stayed (at the colleges expence) at the Swiss Htel and the views were spectacular.

The steaks were THIS THICK! Oh the fun we had there with the museums, shopping, walking, and various tours.
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2002-01-21 02:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Chicago Chicago its a toddling town!

Yeah, Chicago is a great city. Although I hate driving (and trying to find a parking space!) in Chicago. So while I live near Chicago, I probably only get into the city itself a handful of times a year.

Although the University of Chicago does hold a great Swing Dance event (Java Jive) every week that's open to everyone. I keep saying I'll go on a more regular basis, but so far I haven't. That and the Chicago Botanic Gardens regular bonsai shows are the two things that get me to brave Chicago traffic (although ironically the "Chicago Botanic Gardens" isn't within the city of Chicago itself).
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From: joyofmacs
2002-01-23 06:17 am (UTC)

Re: Chicago Chicago its a toddling town!

i don't have much class. When I was in Chicago I made a bee-line to see Al Capone's old headquarters!

Seriously there is soooo much to do in Chicago. WHAT A CITY!
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