Friday, April 4, 2014

Play Ball!

Believe it or not, baseball season is already upon us and in full swing! Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Chicago, and people come from all over to enjoy the games.  There are two major league baseball teams which represent Chicago, which is only true of four metro areas in the U.S. 

 The Chicago Cubs are a part of the National League, and they play at Wrigley Field on the north side.  The Cubs have been playing at Wrigley Field since 1916, but the field is celebrating its 100th season this year.  Actually, they are hosting a “Party of the Century”, which will take place all year long and feature throwback uniforms, free gifts, food treats, special guests and more. Though the Cubs are not exactly known for a great winning record—they have not been to a World Series game since 1945, to be exact—but that does not stop their dedicated fans.  From its ivy-covered outfield walls to its old-fashioned bleachers and hand-turned scoreboard, Wrigley Field provides an old-fashioned, all-American atmosphere for baseball fans to enjoy. 

The other team, the Chicago White Sox, reign over the south side.  The White Sox are part of the American League, and their stadium has a much different atmosphere.  They play at the U.S. Cellular Field, which has been and continues to be renovated and improved. It is one of the nicer ballparks in MLB.  The White Sox won the World Series fairly recently in 2005, which was their first championship win in 88 years. 

Tickets for both teams can be bought online, and the prices are very reasonable, depending on where you would like to sit.  Which Chicago team will you root for?