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9 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

Just purchased four tickets to the Cubs game July 6th.  In the outfield bleachers.  GA.  Any guesses on the total including about 9 layers of taxes and fees?  

Chicago is going to financially ruin me in ways 5 kids have not, isn't it?

 

$400?

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11 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

Just purchased four tickets to the Cubs game July 6th.  In the outfield bleachers.  GA.  Any guesses on the total including about 9 layers of taxes and fees?  

Chicago is going to financially ruin me in ways 5 kids have not, isn't it?

 

$450.   And nothing says family atmosphere like the bleachers at wrigley.

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2 minutes ago, UOFI_316 said:

Get ready for your $10.50 Old Styles!!

Well, I pay through the nose at Blazer games for beer, so that won't bother me.  Plus, a day game, I'm hoping my 'thirst' for booze will somewhat tamped down.  I dunno, this has been a lifelong dream of mine, so I'm hoping it's worth it.  I don't really do too much in the way of travel or hobbies anymore, so I'm pretty geeked up over this.

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7 minutes ago, General Malaise said:
10 minutes ago, Dan Lambskin said:

$400?

Not quite that much.  And now, we just want to take in a day game at Wrigley.  I'm the only baseball fan; the other three are just going to appease me, but I think it'll be fun regardless.  No need to tour.

He's probably factoring in sunscreen.

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7 minutes ago, Osaurus said:

I caught a White Sox game a couple of years ago.  My bulletproof vest cost about the same.

I went about 10 years ago, it was a day game.  I do remember some shady character trying to show us a shortcut down an alley, but then i saw some other people going that way and realized it was legit

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8 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

Well, I pay through the nose at Blazer games for beer, so that won't bother me.  Plus, a day game, I'm hoping my 'thirst' for booze will somewhat tamped down.  I dunno, this has been a lifelong dream of mine, so I'm hoping it's worth it.  I don't really do too much in the way of travel or hobbies anymore, so I'm pretty geeked up over this.

The stupid thing is you can pay $10.50 for an Old Style or Bud Light, or $11.50 for a Goose Island.  So it is only an extra dollar to go from pee water to a decent beer.

The bleachers are fun to sit in.  Depending on the opposing outfielder you can get some interaction.  Cubs against Astros years back, Lance Berkman playing LF, crowd was teasing him about his weight, as he ran out to start an inning someone threw down a package of Twinkies.  He opened it, ate one and put the other in his pocket, turned around and thanked the guy.

Playoff game against the Braves in 2003 guy next to my friend was passed out and slumped against my buddy by the end of the first inning.

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6 minutes ago, UOFI_316 said:

The stupid thing is you can pay $10.50 for an Old Style or Bud Light, or $11.50 for a Goose Island.  So it is only an extra dollar to go from pee water to a decent beer.

The bleachers are fun to sit in.  Depending on the opposing outfielder you can get some interaction.  Cubs against Astros years back, Lance Berkman playing LF, crowd was teasing him about his weight, as he ran out to start an inning someone threw down a package of Twinkies.  He opened it, ate one and put the other in his pocket, turned around and thanked the guy.

Playoff game against the Braves in 2003 guy next to my friend was passed out and slumped against my buddy by the end of the first inning.

That is awesome!

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31 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

How bad will it be?  My 15 and 14 year olds aren't phased by poor behavior, but we won't be accosted or anything, will we?

I spent the better part of 8 years attending most every Cards-Cubs game with bleacher tickets, as a Cardinals fan, drunkenly jawing with drunk Cubs fans and only ever had one incident.  And that was because my boss got too hammered and went a little too far with two gigantic Cardinals fans who were not amused.  By anything.  In their entire lives.

The bleachers at Wrigley are a bar with the largest cover charge you'll ever likely pay. There just happens to be a really big screen with the game on once you get there. Some people even notice/watch it.  Tell the boys to enjoy the boobs and midriff.  The biggest concern you should have is third degree burns baking in the sun.

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19 minutes ago, Bob Sacamano said:

I spent the better part of 8 years attending most every Cards-Cubs game with bleacher tickets, as a Cardinals fan, drunkenly jawing with drunk Cubs fans and only ever had one incident.  And that was because my boss got too hammered and went a little too far with two gigantic Cardinals fans who were not amused.  By anything.  In their entire lives.

The bleachers at Wrigley are a bar with the largest cover charge you'll ever likely pay. There just happens to be a really big screen with the game on once you get there. Some people even notice/watch it.  Tell the boys to enjoy the boobs and midriff.  The biggest concern you should have is third degree burns baking in the sun.

And if they have GM's pigment, that will happen even if its only 60 out.

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1 hour ago, General Malaise said:

Well, I pay through the nose at Blazer games for beer, so that won't bother me.  Plus, a day game, I'm hoping my 'thirst' for booze will somewhat tamped down.  I dunno, this has been a lifelong dream of mine, so I'm hoping it's worth it.  I don't really do too much in the way of travel or hobbies anymore, so I'm pretty geeked up over this.

good luck with that.  i was thrown out of murphy's, before a day game.  snuck back in and slipped the bartender a $50, so i could keep drinking with my buddies.  :bowtie:

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2 hours ago, General Malaise said:

Well, I pay through the nose at Blazer games for beer, so that won't bother me.  Plus, a day game, I'm hoping my 'thirst' for booze will somewhat tamped down.  I dunno, this has been a lifelong dream of mine, so I'm hoping it's worth it.  I don't really do too much in the way of travel or hobbies anymore, so I'm pretty geeked up over this.

You'll have a good time. 

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4 hours ago, mr. furley said:

popped up here a couple years back.

basically, if there's a business on the verge of bankruptcy, if it's model is aggregating random cheap goods and selling them at "discount" prices and/or it can dump the unsellable crap and far out of fashion items in this market.... we have that store & within 6 months of its grand opening here, a national story will run about the parent company going out of business and all its stores closing.

:confetti: 

 

love the Gordmans.  Great sport socks for $1/pair or less.  Name brand golf shirts and shorts.  

Our closed last year. :rant:

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18 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

good luck with that.  i was thrown out of murphy's, before a day game.  snuck back in and slipped the bartender a $50, so i could keep drinking with my buddies.  :bowtie:

Before a day game is impressive. I was kicked out of El Jardin one night after a game. Happened to have a change of clothes in my friend's car because we were crashing at someone's apartment in the neighborhood. Went to the car, stripped down to my underwear in the middle of the street and changed. Walked right back into the bar and :hifive: the bouncer that just kicked me out as I repaid my $5 cover charge. 

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1 minute ago, McJose said:

You know you might be a Redneck when you actually know a dude in a Farmersonly.com commercial :bag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmurB7mVPiE

(he's the brother of a guy I work(ed) with)

Did he fall out of the sky when you met him too?

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26 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

My wife and sons tend to keep me between the lines, GB.

our trip was a drunken corn hole of 8 dudes that flew in from all over the country.  the most sober i was the entire 4 days, was as i boarded my flight at 8am.  one guy was tight with a big wig at Budweiser and we had seats, 8 rows behind the visiting dugout(dodgers) for all 3 games that weekend.  tommy lasorda was right in front of us.  one of my buddies looks a bit too much like OJ Simpson, and by the 4th inning, of the first game, chants of GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, rained down on us constantly.  it was so f'ing funny and my buddy, HATED it.  which made it funnier. :lmao: 

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After reading the Shark Pool and taking a look at the politics forum, I am now convinced that this is the website where common sense bends over and grabs its ankles.  This is one of the only readable threads here.

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11 hours ago, General Malaise said:

Just purchased four tickets to the Cubs game July 6th.  In the outfield bleachers.  GA.  Any guesses on the total including about 9 layers of taxes and fees?  

Chicago is going to financially ruin me in ways 5 kids have not, isn't it?

 

Yes...you are ####ed.   Let's meet for a beer to discuss your plans.   

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I left the house with the TV on whatever was playing basketball (TBS?), then came home and turned it on and find that there's a version of the Joker's Wild with Snoop Dogg as the host.  Apparently this has been a thing for a while?  And no one told me?

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In other news, apparently we are the anti- @RedmondLonghorn family.  You know how we're building a house?  I found out yesterday that it's now due to be finished three months AHEAD of schedule.  For many people this would be a good thing, but for me it is a ####### nightmare.  Not ready to move, sell the one we're in, etc.  

In other other news, I had a tiny ding in my windshield that I took to Safelite for putting some #### on it so it wouldn't spread.  Guy plopped some resin on and BAM!  Now have an eight-inch crack in the windshield.  Neat.

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1 minute ago, krista4 said:

In other news, apparently we are the anti- @RedmondLonghorn family.  You know how we're building a house?  I found out yesterday that it's now due to be finished three months AHEAD of schedule.  For many people this would be a good thing, but for me it is a ####### nightmare.  Not ready to move, sell the one we're in, etc.  

In other other news, I had a tiny ding in my windshield that I took to Safelite for putting some #### on it so it wouldn't spread.  Guy plopped some resin on and BAM!  Now have an eight-inch crack in the windshield.  Neat.

3 months ahead of time would set off some alarms for me.  How many corners are being cut?

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2 hours ago, krista4 said:

In other news, apparently we are the anti- @RedmondLonghorn family.  You know how we're building a house?  I found out yesterday that it's now due to be finished three months AHEAD of schedule.  For many people this would be a good thing, but for me it is a ####### nightmare.  Not ready to move, sell the one we're in, etc.  

In other other news, I had a tiny ding in my windshield that I took to Safelite for putting some #### on it so it wouldn't spread.  Guy plopped some resin on and BAM!  Now have an eight-inch crack in the windshield.  Neat.

WTF.

We continue to collect dogs like you and Mr. Krista collect cats (and houses). Adopted Lola, a grouchy and matronly 6 year old corgi and our long term foster pup, Sky (a German Shepherd), is due here in a few weeks. That will make 4 dogs total (2 GSDs and 2 corgis).

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8 hours ago, krista4 said:

In other news, apparently we are the anti- @RedmondLonghorn family.  You know how we're building a house?  I found out yesterday that it's now due to be finished three months AHEAD of schedule.  For many people this would be a good thing, but for me it is a ####### nightmare.  Not ready to move, sell the one we're in, etc.  

In other other news, I had a tiny ding in my windshield that I took to Safelite for putting some #### on it so it wouldn't spread.  Guy plopped some resin on and BAM!  Now have an eight-inch crack in the windshield.  Neat.

Safelite repairs,....Safelite RE-#######-PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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