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Go to a Cubs game!
One thing I highly recommend is going to a Chicago Cubs game. Whether or not you’re a Cubs fan, a baseball fan, or even a sports fan, a Cubs game is an amazing time. The atmosphere at Wrigley Field is second to none. Fun for any age – that’s weird to think about. Each game is filled with a mix of a variety of people, all coming together to cheer for a team. The stands are always packed with kids on field trips, season ticket holders, clubs, charity events, pub crawl groups, the list goes on.

I’ve been going to Cubs games my whole life. At a young age (a long, long time ago, when the Cubs weren’t the most talented team on the block), tickets to a game were cheap as rocks. For a total of $15, you can get on the Addison bus, buy a ticket to the game, buy a hot dog, and still have enough money to get on the bus home. Here’s a little tip: Get to the game early enough for batting practice. Many of the players love to shoot extra balls and will literally sign anything. Except Carlos Marmol. That guy is not a very nice guy.

Oh, another tip: bleacher seats are my favorite seats at Wrigley. For the best experience possible, get seats in the stands. The fans that sit there are unlike anyone I’ve ever met.

I’m incredibly disappointed that I still haven’t been to a game this year. But all that is about to change: I just bought tickets to the game on August 4 against the Diamondbacks! The first pitch drops around 1:20pm, so in case you’re reading this, feel free to meet me there! I have seats in the stands…

Some things I recommend doing if you decide to hit the friendly confines:

Walk down the strip and witness the millions of bars. Go mingle with other Cubs fans!
Definitely go to Sluggers Bar down the street and use the batting cages. They are iconic – this is also a great place to see a game.
Go to a concert at Wrigley – they are known for hosting country artists and classic bands. Luke Bryan was the most recent artist to perform there!
Don’t forget to take a photo in front of the famous Wrigley sign. GET THAT INSTANT GAME – Heat test important to you. Almost guaranteed 250+ likes, I promise.

The Wrigleyville area is also open to families and children:

Bring chalk to the game! Sign the famous Wrigley Wall and put your name in history!
During the off-season, the Cubs also put on a movie show at the park. Bring everything! They play classic movies. One of the most popular is the movie The Rookie Of The Year, which was partially filmed at Wrigley Field!
Sign up to take a tour of the ins and outs of the stadium! You can register online, here Wrigley Tour
Take a bite to eat! The surrounding restaurants are TO DIE FOR. You can’t go wrong with Dimo’s Pizza. The food there is delicious – 8.8/10. (Rating of a bite)

Here’s a little tip for newbies and fans. There are certain requirements that one must meet when going to a game. Make sure you get a bag of peanuts. A hot dog with everything, of course. Maybe an ice cold beer. Be sure to strictly wear Cubs gear. There’s nothing I hate more than when someone walks into the stadium wearing a Steelers hat and a Bulls jersey. Come on man. Don’t be that guy, don’t cross sports. Support the hometown and the local team. Stop wearing your glove to games after age 10 (unless you’re with your kid, then that’s fair). Catch the ball with your hands! THAT’S WHY THEY GAVE THEM TO YOU! Look at this excellent example:
Another tip: if you’re really in the mood, buy some merch and support the clubhouse. Rock that t-shirt with strength and pride. And try to buy a raffle ticket… You’d be surprised. I am not a betting man at all. But there’s something about those tickets… Magical. I would recommend.

The culture in this stadium is unparalleled anywhere else. The atmosphere is indescribable. This place is considered a landmark, not many other clubhouses in MLB can say that. It will always have a place in my heart. Been going my whole life (long before the recent success of the Cubs) Although they have modernized the stadium a bit, there are still some hints of the old school/traditional home field we all know and love. I know it’s a lot harder to go to the games because of how expensive they’ve gotten. But I try to go to at least one game per summer (minimum). It’s a must in Chicago culture.

lso – Please don’t cry like this guy in our stadium. Relax friend. Just think of 2016. I promise it will make you smile.

So, bring your friends, your children, your wife. To hell, go by yourself if you want. The Cubs game is a delight and should always be treated as such. Enjoy.


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