Day 2 – Thursday August 24th
We left the motel in Milwaukee at 9 AM and traveled to Chicago where we arrived at 11 AM by Wrigley Field. We walked around the neighborhood called Wrigleyville until 12:30 Pm when we went into the ball park. We had great seats just on the third base side of home plate on the lower level. The game turned out to be a blowout with the Cubs defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2. (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=260824116 ) The actor Harold Ramis sang Take Me Out To the Ball Game during the 7th inning stretch. Jay Buckley, our tour guide, gave us 1 ½ hours to eat dinner near the ball park. We departed Wrigley at 5:15 PM. Jay gave us a little tour of Chicago as we drove toward St. Louis. He showed us a video of the history of the St. Louis Cardinals. He later gave everyone a chance to talk about themselves. I went up to the microphone and spoke about my history with the New York Mets. We arrived at the motel in Collinsville, IL at 11:15. We spent about 8 hours today on the bus.