Saturday, April 5, 2014

Happy birthday Wrigley Field.

In this post: Dead blondes, Wrigley Field.

It’s a dismal, drizzly Saturday afternoon at Howdygram headquarters and Sam’s asleep in the family room watching Forbidden Planet (1956) starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen and Robby the Robot.
Incidentally, I know this movie well because I’ve probably seen it at least twice a year for the last five decades, and at no time does the Robby the Robot EVER carry a dead blonde in a bathing suit. I’m just saying.

And now for something completely different! This spring the best ballpark on the face of the earth — Chicago’s Wrigley Field — is celebrating its 100th birthday, and because I’m pretty sure I won’t be invited to the party I thought I’d post a Howdygram tribute of my own.
Chicago is my home town and I grew up with the Cubs. I remember watching the games with dad on WGN-TV in the early 1950s (I can still sing the old Hamms beer jingle), and after I graduated from high school in 1969 I spent half the summer at Wrigley Field in the box seats behind third base. I couldn’t help it. The Cubs were in first place and there was nowhere else I wanted to be. I would also like to add that my favorite Cub was (and still is) Ernie Banks, who is now 83 years old. Is he adorable, or what?
And now I think I’ll order a variety of tasty food from China City and hang out with Sam for a while. Thank you for reading this.

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