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May 31, 2007

Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Iowa Cubs!

Iowa_cubs It was a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Wendy and I headed to tradition-rich Sec Taylor field in Principal Park this past Sunday to watch the Iowa Cubs take on the Oklahoma City Redhawks. We had a wonderful afternoon. It not only brought back great memories of my Grandpa Spec taking me to the same park when I was a kid - it reminded me that Triple-A baseball is an amazing experience and tremendous value.

Thank you to Michael Gartner and the Iowa Cubs for providing such a great venue and family entertainment.

 Here’s why I think minor league baseball is the “IN” place to be:

  1. IN-credible players: I watched a crop of young players motivated to play their hearts out in order to get to the show. I also saw players like Felix Pie and Ronny Cedeno who’ve already cut their chops in Chicago and are looking to get back.
  2. IN-timate setting: I sat towards the top of the reserved seats on the first base side and was still perilously close to the action – complete with dodging foul balls. No handing out oxygen-masks in the “upper deck” or hauling in my binoculars to view the action. This is big league ball in a small park.
  3. IN-viting treats: baseball, hotdogs, and a cold beer. Need I say more?
  4. IN-the-sunshine: I had all the food and fun outside on a gorgeous late Spring afternoon and got a tan to boot. Paying money to sit in a tanning booth never made less sense. 
  5. IN-expensive entertainment: All of this, and more, for a mere fraction of the cost of a Major League game. In fact, I can get a general admission ticket for the I-Cubs for less than the price of a movie ticket. Heck, I can always rent a DVD – take me out to the ballgame!


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Mark True

The Cubs were the place to be this weekend. We were there Friday night and Cory was there on Saturday!

And it was a great way to spend the evening.


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