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uscellularFor the last several years it's been a tradition for me to go to Opening Day for the Chicago White Sox.  Win or lose, it  signals the start of another baseball season and the end of winter.  This year I had my ticket for the first game, but it was snowed out and the make up game was scheduled for the next day.  Since my job is to wake up Madison every morning, it wasn't possible for me to go to the next day. However, I got to go to my first game over Memorial Day weekend.  In fact, I took Lindsay to the game.  I was excited to get back to the park despite the fact that the White Sox have been struggling so far this season.  I was also excited because over the winter I shelled out some cash for a brick with my name to be installed outside the stadium. For those of you unfamiliar with White Sox history, the team won a World Series back in 2005, but that was the first championship in 88 years!  World Series wins are rare in Chicago so a giant shrine was  installed outside the park honoring the 2005 champs.  Suckers like me could pay good money to have a brick installed around the shrine. Here's a picture of my brick: img_3457So when we got to US Cellular Field I was excited to see the brick and to show Lindsay how cool I was to have my very own brick.  I have a feeling it is something that probably impressed me more than her.  I can't imagine she'll be saying to her friends, "Did you know Jonathan has his own brick at U.S. Cellular Field?!" She doesn't have to tell anyone yet because there is no brick...yet.  Apparently the bad weather over the winter made it difficult to install the new bricks so mine wasn't in place.  The picture you see is of the "copy brick" that was sent to my apartment. I was slightly disappointed the brick wasn't there, but it was still time for baseball!!  Lindsay and I had great seats behind home plate and she seemed to enjoy the game.  They were playing the Pittsbugh Pirates and there were quite a few Pirates' fans sitting around us.  I got a little tired of making small talk with Pirates fans about the rivalry between the Cubs and White Sox or how could voters have elected Rob Blagojevich as Governor of Illinois. However, the game moved at a pretty decent pace and suddenly it was already the top of the ninth and the there were two outs.  The White Sox were leading 3 to 2 and the fans all jumped to their feet to cheer for the final out.  Then the White Sox ace reliever, Bobby Jenks  gave up a home run and then a few more hits and suddenly it was 4 to 3 Pittsburgh. They ended up losing the game!  I've been a White Sox fan for about 27 years and honestly most of those  years have ended in disappointed.  So to steal another sports term:  I guess my first visit of the year was "par for the course."

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