My dad was a big baseball fan and use to take us to night games at Comiskey Park in Chicago. We lived on the north side of the city, so by all rights, we should have been Cubs fans. Anyone who knows anything about Chicago knows that northsiders root for the Cubs, and southsiders root for the White Sox! There was only one problem – the Cubs did not play night games at Wrigley Field. Sooooo, we would drive across the city to Mama Batt’s Restaurant on Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road where we would have a delicious early dinner. Then we would all pack into the restaurant bus and be driven to the ballpark. (I think that I was out of college before I attended my first Cubs game.)
So, it should come as no surprise that I begin our America’s pastime journey with a tribute to the White Sox and the Cubs. According to Alvin Dark, former shortstop and major league manager, “Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That’s baseball as it should be played – in God’s own sunshine. And that’s really living.”
eileenheneghan designed this Chicago Cubs bracelet that comes with a matching set of sterling silver earrings.
These White Sox earrings by everydayelegant08 are great for “opening day or any other day that they play.”
And you can proclaim your team spirit in this pair of hoop earrings by lindab142.
What better way to support the home team than by dressing your favorite pooch in baseball gear. Here is a Red Sox dog coat by sewwer52.
I am almost certain that any birds flying by this fabulous NY Yankees birdhouse by birdhouseaccents would be more than confident to stop for the night – kind of like driving on the Interstate and spotting a sign for a Hampton Inn. You know that you will always find a comfortable bed with great pillows.
Boys of summer – meet girls of OMG. I guess they were serious when they said that a picture is worth 1,000 words…
If you are suddenly feeling a bit underdressed, try on one of these sassy, classy women’s baseball caps by ifthehatfitsbyjackie.
What would a baseball blog be without a – you guessed it – a baseball SOCK MONKEY!
Hopefully, I have whet your appetite for the American pastime. Now, how about joining me in the REAL American pastime, and let’s go shopping – do you want me to drive?