Got My Tickets

It's become an annual tradition for me. Online ticket sale day. The day where I say to hell with work and sit at home staring at the Virtual Waiting Room, the cyber-bouncer at the door, randomly choosing who is worthy to purchase tickets.

Some would say it takes a great deal of stupidity dedication to be willing to take a vacation day simply to buy tickets to a Cubs game. But after 2 hours and 45 minutes of waiting, I was finally allowed out of the Virtual Waiting Room. So on Thursday May 10th, I'll be seeing the Cubs vs. Pirates.

Yeah, yeah it's a value date. Frankly I don't care much about who they play any more, just that I get to see the Cubs in Wrigley. Also you can't beat ditching work for a 1:20 game in the middle of the week.

Hopefully this year will break my current losing streak. The last time I attended a Cubs game and watched them win was back in 2001 against the D-backs. Since then, they're 0-3 when I've been present at the game, and that's not including the Cubs-Cards game in 2003 that was called after 4 2/3 innings because of rain and was wiped from the books (the legendary Hurricane Buechele Game). Last year's loss was the most depressing as it was capped off by Neifi Perez's idiotic bunt with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth. Just a dismal game.

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