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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

This is a home movie from Wrigley in 1938 (although the opening slide says 1937).  You can almost smell the beer, cigars, hot dogs and freshly mowed grass!  (s.t. John Siston)


Reader Comments (10)

Cigars in your seats?

Oh to be alive then.
February 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJASitek
Groan. And here we sit under about 18 inches of fresh blizzard snow in the Chicago area and the pitchers and catchers report to training camp in less than a couple of weeks. It's this time of year that the promise of Spring looks really, really great. 'Course, even in that old b&w film the spectators are all bundled up in their Winter overcoats and hats. I always feel sorry for the pitchers on opening day in these latitudes.

P.S. Since Wrigley is under a major reconstruction I wonder how much this blizzard might set back the opening schedule. They've already speculated that there might not be enough time to get everything completed during the off season. The weather certainly won't help. Maybe they'll come to some kind of agreement with the Sox to play their games over there until Wrigley is finished?
February 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

I'd love to be present for that one . . . Probably the first time in team history, the owners are rooting for a pulled hamstring or groin muscle pull. You know, something which will keep him on the DL for most of the season.
February 6, 2015 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
I'm betting he gets a neck injury from flirting with the babes in the stands when he should be paying attention to the game.
February 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

He was so sorry, in fact, the Yankees will contest paying him the bonus money he is supposed to get when he passes Willie Mays!

The thing to watch is how he's treated in Spring Training--will the Yanks make him take long bus rides (with the scrubs). Will he get many at bats against ML pitching, etc.?

Of course, he's 40, hasn't played in a year and a half, presumably is not using PEDs, so the bigger question is "whats he got left?" The Yanks hope, "not much." If he can't play (due to injury) they can recoup some of his salary. For them, that's the best outcome.
February 11, 2015 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
February 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRichard
Compare this with his statement in 2014.

He's without shame
February 17, 2015 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger

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