Friday, March 11, 2005

Ex Cubs come for a visit

Spring has sprung, and if it was any other place, it would feel like mid-summer. Sunshine & 83 degrees at first pitch, Lawn fans ended up more cooked than their hotdogs. Luckily, many of them heeded the beer vendors warning to drink lots of liquid for hydration.

I saw Ron Santo for the first time this spring, he was up in the booth signing endless autographs with a smile, as usual. I stopped by to say hello and told him that he's in the Hall of Fame in the hearts of Cub fans.

Good to see ex Cubs Luis Gonzalez, Mark Grace, and ex Cub broadcaster Thom Brennaman. Speaking of ex Cubs, Jody Davis was guest first base coach in the latter part of today's game. Also at HoHoKam, Dan Patrick from ESPN doing his national radio broadcast.

Nomar made an incredible defensive play, taking away a hit by snagging a ground ball in the hole behind 2nd base, then doing a 360 pirouette and gunning down the runner at 1st base.

The back ups made an effort to steal the game in the bottom of the 9th by scoring a run but stranded 2 base runners, losing to the Diamondbacks 6 - 4.

Joan River's Fashion Award: Jeromy Burnitz (see pic) sporting the throw-back look in his homage to Babe Ruth, wearing the #3 with the hiked up knickers, and high socks.

We had a packed house today, in fact 12,892- an all-time single game HoHoKam record.
Cubs take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (that's a mouthful) tomorrow. If you're gonna be at the game, set your VCR's because it'll be on WGN TV & Radio. Talk to you after the game,


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