HOW TO DO A CUBS GAME

Let’s Go Cubbies! And a big “W” they got with a 10-6 win over the Reds. Baseball games aren’t always exciting but this was a thriller. Being so close to Chicago, we have always been Cubs fans but it’d been 7 years since we’d been to a game. Mr. Nine thought it would be fun to treat ourselves to first row seats behind the cage of the Cubs dugout. Wow, what a treat! You know a baseball game isn’t just about the baseball, it’s about the whole experience so we made sure we did it right! 



You could say this was also our kids back to school depression buster. Lol. 




All week it had looked like rain but we got lucky and despite some serious heat, by the 5th inning the sun was behind us. We were so ready for a ballpark dog. I only eat hot dogs 2, maybe 3 times a year so this was a treat. 



And how fun to be sitting so close to the Players! 
 44 Tony Rizzo is my Favorite!

Another GREAT reason to be at this particular game was our beloved Notre Dame WBB got honored and recognized for their National Championship and Muffet McGraw lead the 7th inning singing of Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Side note, we were beside Muffet in her car when we were heading home yesterday. LOL

One big disappointment, Mr. Nine wanted his Cracker Jack but we were sad that they were in boxes and the prize you ask? A sticker for a digital experience! No no Cracker Jack, this is America’s pastime and I want a plastic toy I can actually play with. 


So, in the 8th inning, Mr. Nine gets a text from a business colleague saying “Hey Bro, we’re at the Cubby Bear!” That is a well-known bar by the stadium. The cover band was incredible and with rounds on him, ummm Andrea got what happens about once or twice a DECADE: Inebriated. Yes, friends I said it, I did it and I am not proud of it.
Last picture I took until Mr. Nine told me to look on the hotel mirror the next morning. 

I didn't dial 6615 but I should've, does that spell "Help?" LOL! Oh I needed it Saturday evening, Thank goodness, Mr. Nine took good care of me.

What SHOULD have happened was we would walk back as far as we could to town, get an Uber, rest, take showers and go do a photo shoot for the blog, have dinner and stroll around the city but......
Basically after tons of saltines and ibuprofen, I was in bed by 8pm, woke up to him asleep with his baseball cap still on. Took more ibuprofen and made it til morning. We are no young party goers anymore. Oh my. So Sunday was a take it easy by fueling up on egg whites, drinking lots of water, walking slowly around the city (Heat index was 102...whew!) and A afternoon snack of Shake shack fries and a vanilla malt!!

 Not too bad for the "next day" for us Crazy Cubs Game Goers!! 

How CUTE was this cool Linen dress for walking around the hot city.
BUY HERE


Til Next time Chicago.....I'll only be consuming water, lol!

46 comments:

  1. Haha oh Andrea! Sounds like y'all definitely had fun! I would love to go to a Cubs game someday. Glad Mr. Nine took care of you!

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  2. What a fun weekend! You are one Cubs cutie for sure! Bless your heart, despite not feeling so good Saturday night you look pretty as a picture on Sunday! When we visited Chicago a few years ago we went to a Cubs game and really enjoyed it. Hope your Monday is terrific my friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. This looks like SUCH a fun way to spend the weekend! We just love going to baseball games! SO disappointing that he didn't get a toy from his bag of Cracker Jacks! A sticker is just not the same lol!

    Rosy Outlook

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  4. Oh goodness! It sounds like you guys had a great weekend =) My cousin lives in Chicago and has season tickets for the Cubs. Someday I hope to visit her and catch a Cubs game. Maybe when they are playing the Red Sox ;)
    Have a great Monday!

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  5. Haha! Andrea! I'm glad you had such a great time at the game (with amazing seats!). But the after party sounds epic!! LOL! Glad you were able to recover enough to enjoy the city a bit the next day. Your striped dress is SOOO cute. Love it!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  6. Sounds like a lot of fun! Good for you!

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  7. Hahahahaha this has me cracking up. You did it right alright! Too cute you are. I hope You’re feeling better. We had 2 weddings in one day a few weeks ago and I’m not sure how i got so drunk, but I was Still hungover on tuesday hahha ahhhhh. The game looks so fun! Love the Cubs- my great grandma always watched them and I still Have memories of her singing the cubbies song!

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  8. Yep....I'm a wimp when it comes to partying anymore!! I'm glad I'm not the only one. But dang, you look awfully cute no matter what!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. You did do the Cubs game right! I am laughing about the inebriated...sometimes it happens. I cannot recover like my 21 year old self any longer and I need all the fast food. Hahaha! Glad your hubby took good care of you.

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  10. You are the cutest baseball fan! I've always wanted to visit Wrigley and hope to get there some day! Happy Monday girlfriend!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  11. Andrea! We live 10 blocks south of Wrigley!! You are here again and we don't meet! Makes me a little bit sad I'll be honest!! :-( I know that it's always a whirldwind for people when they come here but if you seriously ever want to /have time to meet up let me know. I would be happy to also just send you my phone number haha. Anyways! It is SO much nicer down in Wrigleyville now that they've done all of that work. Sorry that you didn't feel that great the next day. It happens to the best of the us!! That striped dress is super cute too!! Have a great Monday! :-)

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  12. This looks like such a fun weekend in Chicago (besides the hung over part!). We were there one year ago today for college visits with our daughter. I loved that city so much! You guys sat so close at the game. What a treat! You guys looked so cute in your Cubs hats!! I'm sorry you had the hang over but it sounds like it was still a good weekend overall. We have a depression buster planned for when our daughter leaves for college too. Love that cute linen dress on you! Happy Monday!

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  13. Ohhhhhhh was someone white girl wasted??? Hahahaha. You are like me, I just cant hang anymore. I am so jealous of your shake shack! Ours was WAY to crowded on Saturday, so we went elsewhere and will try again in another month or so when it calms down lol. Sounds like you guys had a fun weekend!

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  14. What a fun time! I think the food at baseball games is so good!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  15. So much fun! You had some great seats! And I swear you still look like a teenager!!

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  16. Awe, so glad y'all had a good time! I love your tank and that dress --- gorgeous!

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  17. Ha! Sounds like a blast! Like you, I don't let go very often, and if I accidentally do the recovery period is much longer now than in my younger days! And too bad about the cracker jacks, there should have at least been a tattoo or toy or something!

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  18. I'm not a huge baseball fan but this makes me want to go to a big stadium & enjoy the atmosphere.
    NOOOOOOO.... Cracker Jacks, you're killing me!!! That's so depressing that there's no toy in them anymore!!! That was the best part!!! That & the peanuts ;) but come on! I'm still trying to get over they dont have them in BOXES anymore. UGHGHGHGHGHGHG

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  19. This makes me really want to go to a Giants game (my team) and I always need a good loaded up hot dog when I go!!!

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  20. Hahahaha I love that you got a little too tipsy! I know it sucks when you're in it but at least you can laugh about it later LOL! Yayy for the Cubs win!

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  21. Haha, sounds like you had a great time!

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  22. LOL at your bar experience! I don't know if I would have been able to go to the spa after feeling hungover ha! Y'all had really awesome seats, too!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  23. Fabulous post, Andrea, and fabulous day ... the night, not so much!
    I went to Wrigley Field (and got the T shirt). And went to that bar after the game. And drank tequila slammers. And was amazed that girls do actually dance on the bar. And I felt like pretty bad the next day too! Hugs, x.

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  24. Sounds like you had too much fun! LOL. Glad you survived and had the Mr to take such good care of you. You know I have NEVER been to a ball game.

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  25. Front row seats are the best and I agree the overall experience makes it all exciting, this coming from a not-so-sports fan! I think we were about 10 up from the field and still amazing views. Oh girl it happens to the best of us! In fact when we went to the Cubs game a few years ago with Kate and her hubby, I got inebriated from lack of food. Only after did we get some hotdogs to sober up. xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  26. This looks like it was a blast, and I love that you called it your boys going back-to-school depression buster! How true!! :( Glad you had a great weekend, Andrea!

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  27. What a baseball BABE you are!! We love going to games too, except..Dodger games of course :) And front row?! I mean...you are a true BALLER (get it?) :) Hope the game helped take away your blues and that you guys have great week ahead! Missed your blog while I was away, so it's good to be back! xo

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  28. This was a fun post. Wow you were close enough to Tony to pop him on the bumbum.
    I love a good hot dog and the ball park is where its at. You look darling in your Cubs gear and your “after” picture is just as cute. You don’t miss a beat.
    Lisa

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  29. bahahaha- I love those random days when you consume too much. Mine was during ball too this summer. Still not sure what I think of wine anymore. Love seeing the players so close up!

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  30. GO CUBBIES!! You looked marvelous the whole weekend, no matter how you felt. You really nailed the whole vibe of Chicago and baseball in this post. I actually met my husband at a Cub's game!!~

    Jane

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  31. Wow, something I've only seen in films what a fabulous experience. Looking just perfect for the adventure. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  32. WOW! So much fun!! You look beautiful, as always friend!

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  33. How fun to sit in the first row! I am impressed you made it the next day walking around the city. That heat (and humidity) was crazy intense.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  34. You guys look like you had so much fun- your seats were amaaaazing!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  35. Looks like a blast!! I love going to ball games, but you are so right it is less about the game than it is about the whole experience!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  36. Isn't it fun to sit so close? It brings a whole new perspective to the game. Our friends have front row base line season tickets for the Mariner's which they share with us sometimes! I'm sorry that you didn't feel well the next day :) - it's been a while since I did that but I remember it well!

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  37. Ok if I didn't love you two already I do even more now! You sure did this game right and what a treat with those seats. I love that this was a back to school buster and the way you ended the night, I'm sorry I had to giggle. Eric and I have been there and boy do we feel it so much more now. That hasn't happened in awhile but I think a good night out with a morning the next day, like what in the world happened, makes for some great memories as a couple. And yes, I love your comfy linen dress! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  38. Very cool. That is a beautiful stadium and one I would love to see a game at. I don't what I would do there-lol. I am so use to seeing games in the dump known as the Oakland Coliseum that I am used to seeing games in a crappy stadium.

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  39. Sounds like so much fun!! We are trying to go to every MLB stadium (as of this fall we will have crossed off 9). I can't wait to get to a Cubs game one day!
    xo,
    Darcy
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  40. Your seats were amazing, and the best kinds of baseball games are the thrillers! Haha and sometimes you just need to let loose, and Shake Shack is the best cure-all!

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  41. I'm so glad you had fun and I am a firm believer in letting one's hair down every now and again:)

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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  42. That sounds like a fun time you had at the baseball game. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

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  43. Too funny! Sometimes you just have to let loose! Looks like you had such a great time!

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  44. I love Cubs games AND Chicago style hot dogs. I'm so so jealous!

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  45. As a Cardinals die-hard fan, I can say, I LOVE BASEBALL too! I eat hotdogs exclusively at the ballgames too! Isn't baseball the best?? Even though you are our rivals, I appreciate the post!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  46. I'm not a big baseball fan, but sounds like it was a fun packed day.

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