Final game of a long week of baseball! I was hoping for a W. I walked down a little late, might be a sign that I needed more sleep (was up till 3:30am at the bar, working). It was pretty slim pickings, really slim. Speaking of slim, I saw the guy who sold me the ticket and he was walking in with a different guy. I felt kinda sad for that dude. Hope there was a free seat that day!
I walked up and down the gates and couldn’t find anything. A couple came up to me (this happens alot, people think I am selling not buying) but I couldn’t help them. I keep at it and a guy with his son walk by on their bikes. He has two extras and starts in with the whole “Well, I paid….” I offered him $15. He balked, I told him good luck. I let him know there was a couple down the way looking for tickets. Then the couple cam back by my and I sent them down there,told them to offer $20 a ticket. I saw them later doing the buy and told the bike guy he owed me. Good karma I thought.
I was still looking and this couple came up to me and said their buddy had an extra. The buddy came around and he had just gotten rid of the extra. I have a coupon that will get me 2 $1 tickets at most games, so that is my fall back incase I can’t score something. So I was looking for one other guy to use it with, but not a lot of singles that day.
Then, a crew of people came up to me and said “That guy back there has your ticket”. So I asked the guy if he had an extra, and he did. So I offered the money up to him and he said no. He was gonna give me a single away from their seats, but then asked “Do you wanna sit with us?”, so I said sure. We made some small talk on our way in, and then the way up (and I mean up) to our seats. Only 18 rows up, but man, that is a journey. That said, you couldn’t get the smile off my face for two reasons. 1- Free ticket and 2- Other Sox fans to watch the game with.
We had a great time talking about the neighborhood and the game. The guy sitting directly next to me I found out was a Cubs fan, which if you are keeping score at home, was the second Cubs fan to give me a free ticket. He was still cool and full of stories. Works for the city, hell of a guy. Good friend of his too and his son. Was just a good time all around. Had to turn down their offer of beers, which is always nice to do. Really nice day and a good game at the Cell. A.J. scored from 1st without the ball leaving the infield. Great game. Thanks again guys!
Game 33- $250 (Free Ticket, Thanks Cubs Fan Joe and the boys!)