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SEPTEMBER 7th, 2002

Related News & Thoughts entry 9/8/02

Barn Owl (fantasy Baseball manager) picked me up at O'Hare and gave me a four-hour tour of Chicago:
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Grant Park
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Barn Owl's old digs
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Grant Park
(Sears Tower on left)
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Sammy Sosa lives in the
building on the right
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Grant Park flowers
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Buckingham Fountain
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Christopher Columbus
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Chicago ducks
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Chicago Police
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Mexican parade
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We took the "L"
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One loop
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And then headed for
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The Cubs were out of town . . .
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And we couldn't get in . . .
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Not even for a quick look
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Harry Caray (late Cubs
broadcaster) statue
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We then drove to Milwaukee for the Brewers/Reds game at Miller Park

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Batting practice
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Sean Casey
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Richie Sexson
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Adam Dunn
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Sausage race
milwaukee fan.jpg (300762 bytes)And, finally, the strange fan in the weird hat who sat next to me, got his picture on the scoreboard, and even bought me a beer.

I liked Miller Park.  The roof was open the entire five hours we were there.  And I liked the Brewer fans.  The attendance was only around 20,000 (mainly due to the Brewers' disastrous season), but the fans who did show up seemed to be having a good time.  There were dozens of tailgate parties in the parking lots when we arrived and when we left.

Final statistics:
Brewers 9, Reds 6
Air fare $5
Parking $15
Hotel $67
A day with Barn Owl?  Priceless



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