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Wrigley Field - on tilt - Aisle 134

Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field, as seen from Aisle 134

Wrigley Field - for the birds

Wrigley Field
In the late innings of the game, a large group of sea gulls swarmed over Wrigley Field.

Skip Schumaker and Chris Duncan collide

Skip Schumaker and Chris Duncan collide
Skip Schumaker and Chris Duncan collide in short right field as they both attempt to catch a pop-fly. Unfortunately, Schumaker caught the ball.

Albert Pujols chats with Geovany Soto

Albert Pujols and Geovany Soto
Albert Pujols and Geovany Soto share a word as Geo returns to the bag. First base umpire Charlie Reliford looks on.

The bottom of the ninth

Nine beer cups
I sat behind a guy decked out in his navy uniform. He started prior to the first, went strong through the sixth... and limped home. But sure enough, by the ninth inning, he was polishing off #9. Way to go Mr. Drunk sailor Navy Man!

Neal Cotts delivers

Neal Cotts pitching
Neal Cotts delivers a fastball against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

Milton Bradley at bat

Milton Bradley batting at Wrigley Field
Milton Bradley bats against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

Miller Lite Billboard - Tastes Great with Wings

Miller Lite Billboard - Tastes Great with Wings
The Miller Lite Billboard across the street from Wrigley Field: Tastes Great with Wings. Miller Lite changes the slogan for each homestand, and typically takes a jab at the Cubs' opponent (the Cardinals in this instance).

The Cubs Celebrate Aramis Ramirez' walk-off home run

The Cubs Celebrate at Home plate
Aramis Ramirez leaps toward home plate as his teammates celebrate his 11th inning walk-off home run to beat the Cardinals 7-5.

Mike Quade encourages Derrek Lee

Mike Quade and Derrek Lee
Cubs thirdbase coach Mike Quade offers Derrek Lee a few words of encouragement after Lee was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple... he probably said something like, "Cheer up Derrek, you just drove in two runs."

Micah Hoffpauir, wearing shades, playing the outfield, being cool

Micah Hoffpauir
Micah Hoffpauir works on his tan in left field in a game against the Cardinals.

Micah Hoffpauir takes a pitch

Micah Hoffpauir, Yadier Molina, Geovany Soto
Micah Hoffpauir, bat resting on his shoulder, watches the ball as it approaches the plate. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina positions his glove to receive the pitch. Cubs catcher Geovany Soto watches from the on-deck circle.

Matt Sinatro, Cubs first base coach

Matt Sinatro, Micah Hoffpauir, Albert Pujols
Matt Sinatro, the Cubs first base coach, gives baserunner Micah Hoffpauir advice. Albert Pujols holds Hoffpauir on the bag.

Kyle Lohse, stride and deliver

Kyle Lohse
Kyle Lohse strides toward the plate and delivers a ball against the Chicago Cubs.

Khalil Greene dinks one toward right

Khalil Greene
Khalil Greene twists through his follow through after dinking a ball foul just past first base.

Kevin Gregg delivers

Kevin Gregg
Cubs closer Kevin Gregg strides toward the plate to deliver a strike in the eighth inning of a game against the Cardinals.

Joey Gathright takes a hack

Joey Gathright, Yadier Molina, and Dan Iassogna
Joey Gathright follows through on his swing after fouling a pitch off in the tenth inning. Gathright was pinch-hitting for Aaron Heilman with two outs, and his subsequent strike-out ended the inning with the bases loaded.

Jay Cutler sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Jay Cutler
New Bears quarterback Jay Cutler sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the seventh inning stretch on April 18, 2009. The Cubs beat the Cardinals 7-5 on a walk-off home run by Aramis Ramirez.

Jason Motte

Jason Motte
Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte throws a strike in the seventh inning. Motte faced three batters and retired all three, including a strikeout against Alfonso Soriano.

Horseshoe Casino ad at Wrigley Field

Horseshoe Casino ad on building at Wrigley Field
In 2009, the old Budweiser advertisement on top of this apartment building was replaced with a new advertisement for Jack Binion's Horseshoe Casino.
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