Dear Fellow Fanatics:
The MLB players weren’t the only ones getting rest at the All-Star Break. Major League Madness got a 3 day break from baseball as well. We used the time to develop our friendships even better and take in some great attractions.
During our visit to Cedar Point Amusement park, the trip members decided to partake in some carnival games. Pax surprised us all by walking over with a monstrous gorilla stuffed animal which he won by banking a wiffle ball into a basket. Not to be outdone, Ethan and Asher brought home big prizes of their own, 2 giant stuffed dobermans. Zach B., knowing his skill set, shot the lights out in a free-throw shootout and won a basketball.
The next day brought us to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Jordan had to close his eyes when a video presentation showed Desean Jackson of the Eagles running back a punt into the Giants end zone completing what was one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. Justin and Matt were in heated debate about who the better QB was between Eli Manning and Mark Sanchez – as far as this writer is concerned, only one of them has a ring.
At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the trip members got to see the origins of all their favorite types of music. Bobby and Will absolutely loved the Beatles section, where they were listening to classics such as “You Can’t Find me Love” and “8 Days a Week”.
After the 3 days break, we were looking forward to getting back to the ballparks. Our first stop in Chicago was Second City Comedy club, where we saw a hysterical performance by some of Chicago’s best amateurs. The highlight of the night however was running into White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen at the show. The trip members were awestruck. Showing his love for kids, Coach Guillen agreed to take a picture with the group. We also saw the city. David absolutely loved the bike tour, especially driving by the original Playboy Mansion, which he learnt that Hugh Hefner sold for 1 dollar upon the company’s move to Los Angeles. On our extreme boat tour – Nathan and Brandon, came off the boat soaking wet (they brought a change of clothes), but with huge smiles as well – and disappointed that there was no time in the schedule to do it again. The final activity in the Windy City was a trip to the historic Wrigley Field. The Cubs had control of the game up until the top of the 9th when they promptly walked the first 3 guys of the inning only to allow a bases clearing double to lose the game. “I feel like we got the true Cubs experience” said Tyler. Little does he know, these fans have been dealing with losses like that for over 100 years.
Our next few days are jammed packed with baseball. With stops in Detroit, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, the boys will have plenty of opportunity to get some more autographs and take in a few ball games.
Till Next Time,
Major League Madness
The Westcoast Blogger