Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Root Root Root...oh to be a Cubs fan!

As luck would have it, we were passed a set of tickets to the Cubs vs Brewers game tonight. The anticipation of the game was mounting over the last week as the 2 teams have battled for first place. The first 6.5 innings I must admit were slower and less exciting then planed. We were down 3 to 1, it was hot and muggy, and the nacho's were gone. In general the crowd was just a little more boring then expected for the big game. As we casually rise for the ever famous 7th inning stretch, we check the board to see who's leading us today...and it was like the whole crowd read it at once...Brewers Hall of Fame broadcaster - Bob Uecker...looks of confusion and disappointment fell on the crowd...then in unison, instead of 'Take me out to the ball game' the whole stadium broke out in boos. So loud you could not even hear 'poor' Bob sing. Boos turned to smiles and laughs...Bob finished, and the press box went dim. A hush came on the stadium, and then in the Cubby spirit it was like we all knew we couldn't continue without the good old tune and soon it spread through out the stand, without a leader, the crowd joined in the famous chorus. From then on, it was a whole new game. We scored 4 in the bottom of the 7th and were on our feet the rest of the game! I have to thoughts about this....either 1, someone is losing there Job at Wrigley tomorrow...or two, and probably most likely, someone is BRILLIANT!

Comment from the Associated Press -
Brewers Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker led the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in the seventh inning as fans at Wrigley Field booed loudly. Once Uecker was finished, the crowd broke into its own rendition of the song.