Originally posted on Cub Reporter  |  Last updated 8/27/12
  The plan yesterday was to juggle the two Cub games; the one in Des Moines I’d be attending and the one in Chicago I’d be monitoring via radio. I packed a couple of sandwiches and a couple of cokes and took the sports page along too for some in-depth box score scrutiny. Wow; how ‘bout that AL wild card chase? Before I entered the ballpark I wandered over to the main entrance to do some anti-scalping. Early in the year I bought a Groupon for some GA ticket packs and I still had a dozen unused to give away. That didn’t take long on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Then I roamed the grounds at Principal Park looking for some last-home-game-of-the-season angles. Out behind the right-field bleachers the grounds crew was enjoying a group pregame meal spread. They’d fashioned a makeshift gravesite out of a mound of sand, a couple of rake/shovel handles made into a cross and some landscaping petunias. “RIP sod” was the epitaph. One of their vehicles, presumably the one belonging to their awar...
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