My First Cubs Game!

Confession: I’m a total bandwagon baseball fan. I never truly enjoyed watching it until the Chicago Cubs won the Pennant and made it to the World Series last year. The electricity in Chicago was palpable and the excitement reached me all the way in NYC. And when they won the World Series for the first time in 108 years? Well…go check out that blog post and see the madness for yourself.

I knew I absolutely had to attend a Cubs game in the near future, so I jumped at the chance when my friend received tickets through work and offered me one. The Cubs were playing the Milwaukee Brewers, and I’m pretty sure that the only other baseball game I’ve ever been to was actually a Brewers game in Milwaukee back in 2010.

I always joke how FOB (Fresh Off the Boat…totally offensive I know, but hey I’m an immigrant after all!) I am because so many “American” things make no sense to me to this day. Baseball is perhaps the most American thing I can think of, alongside football perhaps, but I absolutely loved the entire experience (even though I did feel like a fraud at times). Good thing I actually understand the rules of baseball!

Of course I had to purchase a hot dog and peanuts. It’s all part of the experience!

Unfortunately I don’t drink beer so I couldn’t add that to my list of experiences (friend’s beer pictured below).

You guys, it was SO COLD though. My toes and fingers tend to numb up very quickly and it got to the point where I could barely feel my right hand.

All in all, I loved the entire experience and cannot wait to do it again! My mission is to see every Chicago sports team (Cubs = check, Bulls = check but way too long ago, Black Hawks = must-see, Bears = must-see, White Sox = mehhh we’ll see).

Who else enjoys watching sports, and which ones?

Baseball, yay or nay?

♥ Irina

3 Comments

  1. April 19, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Fun! I’m surprised this was your first ever Cubs game, given how long you’ve lived if not in the city, at least in the Chicago area. (Though then again I’ve only been to three in nearly five years of living here, so who am I to talk? Haha.) I’ve been a casual Cubs fan for years, but I definitely got more invested in 2015 and 2016 when they started doing so well. I think games are a lot of fun, though, and I’m hoping to catch one some time later this year! (Hopefully on a day when it’s neither too hot nor too cold!).

    • April 19, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      I know, I’m such a fake Chicagoan! I’ve never been that into sports and my tastes have only recently started changing. Although I’ve always enjoyed watching basketball and hockey, but baseball is the new one. Football though…well that sport I just.don’t.understand.at.all. I hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship with sports though haha

  2. April 20, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    I’ve never been to a baseball game, but I wouldn’t mind going to one at Dodger’s stadium, only because I’ve heard the food offerings there have gotten quite gourmet! I heard they even see vegan nachos now! That would make any game more enjoyable, haha!