Cubs Win!

by Lee Santiva May. 05, 2019 432 views
Cubs Fan celebrating her catch of a foul ball

Cubs Fan celebrating her catch of a foul ball

The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals in a close and exciting game of American baseball today at Wrigley Field.

The woman sitting a few rows behind me caught a foul ball and that was pretty exciting as well.

It gave me an excellent opportunity to try out my brand new 200mm zoom lens. For photo #2 we had pretty good seats to start with, but the clarity is amazing.

Cardinal player making his move from 1st to 2nd base during pitch

Cardinal player making his move from 1st to 2nd base during pitch

The stadium was almost completely sold out with 39,600 people in attendance.

Dried vines at Wrigley field as the outfielder catches the ball for an out

Dried vines at Wrigley field as the outfielder catches the ball for an out

Cubs Fan with people bokeh

Cubs Fan with people bokeh

There is still the manual scoreboard at Wrigley in addition to the electronic ones.

Cubs and Cardinals tied 5:5 for most of the game

Cubs and Cardinals tied 5:5 for most of the game

Chicago Cubs Win 6:5 over the St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs Win 6:5 over the St. Louis Cardinals

Famous Wrigley Field Marquee facing Addison Avenue in Chicago

Famous Wrigley Field Marquee facing Addison Avenue in Chicago

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

The lens is a keeper! Nice work!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks Jay! looks like you found some favorites in my blog, I'm glad to see thatsmile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 6 months ago

Thank you for sharing them w/us! grinning+1

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

Excellent captures! Looks like you got yourself a really nice lens. 😊

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

Thank you! indeed, it is so much sharper than my 16-50mm that I'm now thinking I have to replace that one...oh no ...when does it stop?

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Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 6 months ago

Brings back such memories.  Wrigley Field is on Addison Ave.  I lived 2 blocks off Addison and about 30 blocks west.  So one bus got me to Wrigley whenever I wanted to see a Cubs game.  I spent many an afternoon there.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 6 months ago

Hey Bob - I can imagine - it's such a fun way to spend a nice afternoon. If you haven't been back lately you would be surprised, all of the surrounding buildings are new and the stadium has been completely renovated inside and outside.

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 6 months ago

One of the big features of that stadium in my younger years were the vines growing on the outfield walls.  It was fun to watch outfielders jump into them, or the ball come off that wall kind of crazy.   Are those vines still there?

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 6 months ago

I updated the blog just for you Bob - check out photo #3. Yes, the ivy is still there but it was not green yet

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 6 months ago

Aw, that was a thrill to see.  I remember watching the guys who run that scoreboard standing on the inside of it and watching the game through an open square.  And the vines growing on the outfield walls were something unique in all of baseball.  Thanks for the memories.  grinning

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