I am very excited to look ahead to this three game series against the Cardinals. I am a lifelong Cubs fan currently living in the St. Louis area. Let's hope we put the Cardinals out further out of the race by Sunday. I have tickets for Fridays game which will be my first at Wrigley this year, but it is already turning out to be one of the most special trips to Wrigley. Here is why...
Friday of course is August 8, 2008 (08-08-08). This is my grandfather's birthday, and he is turning...88 (born Aug 8, 1920). We have obtained tickets behind the visting dugout... 8 rows back and includes seat 8 (yes, that is where Grandpa will sit). I told Grandpa that he needs to have 8 beers by the 8th inning and paint a big 88 on his chest. Those things probably won't happen...what I would like to see though for sure is an 8-0 win.
Happy Birthday Grandpa! Let's hope we are watching baseball on October 8th and beyond.
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