Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hey Chicago Peeps

Hint: When in Chicago, don't do this.

Got a message from SoSG reader Joe:

Yo!

This summer I am planning a trip to Chicago with my grandson specifically to see the Dodgers and the Cubs play. Is there a particular section or area I should try to get tickets for to be with other Dodger fans? And enjoy the unique Chicago culture of course! Any thoughts for other recreational ideas while there?

I don't know the answer to Joe's questions, so I thought we'd open this up to the readership. Any Chicago folks out there?

photo by Tom Cruze/Chicago Sun-Times

15 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

A Dodgers game with your grandson is EVERYTHING.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Kershaw was lights out.

Hideo Nomo said...

I put the question out on Twitter too. I'll post anything helpful here.

Hideo Nomo said...

"Brandon Knudsen @Knudervalve
@sosgsosg Went to two [last year] sat on visitors side both times and had a blast. Cubs fans are generally pleasant as long as you aren't an ass."

Orel said...

Kind of good advice in general. Thanks, Gnomes!

DDGRDUG said...

How about that Gonzalez homer?!

Chip Davin said...

I was there in sept. 3rd base side is best for Dodgers. Also the dodger bus is right near where you enter. Great for autographs if you want. I went to one of the rooftops "beyond the ivy" it was pretty cool especially if you like beer but not so much to see the game with family. I was by myself and 4 games thought I would do one

Orel said...

Thanks, Chip & Brandon!

QuadSevens said...

I went to a game there about 10 years ago. Walked up to the ticket window at like 9am and asked for 2 tickets. They asked "Who are you here to see?" Caught me off guard, but I did say the Cubs (they were playing MIL I think). They told me come back in 2 hours for late released tickets. Not sure if they are still this brazen, but maybe don't walk up to the window with your Dodgers gear on to ensure getting a ticket.

QuadSevens said...

As far as culture, go to Sluggers before the game for some good deep dish pizza and Old Style beer. Plus there's a batting cage above the bar!

Steve Sax said...

Cubby Bear is a tourist trap

Orel said...

Thanks guys!

Dusty Baker said...

I have been trapped in that tourist trap Cubby Bear many times, in fact.

Scott Schaefer said...

I took the trip with the family in August 2013. Had a great time. Chicago folks are some of the most friendly fans I've met. Any seat should be good. Don't know how old your grandson is but a trip to the top of the Sky Deck in the former Sears tower at dusk would be something. We did it and met some great fans from LA. Have a great time.

Orel said...

Thanks Scott!