People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. -Rogers Hornsby
At least I’m not this bad! “How will everyone know I’m listening to Arcade Fire?” - #AgentHashtag
I’m finally getting around to posting the pictures from my trip to Chicago. I am 0-3 when it comes to posting my pictures on time, but at least it’s not as bad this time around.
Ferris wheel at Navy Pier
One thing I had to do was see a game at Wrigley. We ended up watching the Cubs host the Giants (The Cubs lost.) Despite the threat of rain in the morning, it ended up being a beautiful day for a ballgame. And yes, I did rock a Jays hat.
Before the trip, everyone kept telling me that I had to try deep dish pizza. A friend recommended Lou Manalti’s to me, and even though I was skeptical at first, I decided to give it a try. When we got to the restaurant, the wait was already an hour and a half. The strange part was that the wait didn’t seem to bother anyone! We were going to leave when a server brought out some samples of the thin crust pizza. Once we tasted the samples, we knew we were going to wait, no matter what. It was delicious!
Soldier’s Field (home of da bears) is beautiful!
The Bean was even better in person. No matter where you stand, you can see the beautiful skylight reflected back to you. It was neat watching all the tourists (myself included!) take their pictures underneath the famous landmark.
Obligatory self-portrait under The Bean.
The Famous Chicago Theatre
Beautiful buildings are everywhere in Chicago. It’s an absolute architectural wonder. I highly recommend the Architecture Tour put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. It’s definitely the best way to view the city and the buildings.
And of course, no trip to the Windy City would be complete without a trip up the Sears ( aka Willis Tower).
The trip was amazing. I know understand why everyone usually is quick to cite Chicago as one of their favourite cities in the world. It’s definitely one of mine. If you want to see the whole set here, you can see them here.
I know, I know, I am terrible at posting pictures from my stadium trips. But now that the Giants are now World Series Champions, there is no better time to post my pictures from Wrigley!
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday, September 2nd.
This is one thing checked off my bucket list!
Banners hang from the rafters.
Giants RHP Matt Cain took on Cubs LHP Travis Wood
Kung Fu Panda!
Soriano and the Ivy.
You can see the full set here.
According to Twitter, there were more than 150 million Tweets about the Olympics during the 16 days of the Games.
The biggest moments were:
Rounding out the top five were the 4 x 100M relay and the USA vs Spain basketball game.
The ten most Tweeted about athletes were:
Of course the Opening and Closing Ceremonies created lots of buzz, but the most surprising was that the Spice Girls eclipsed Usain Bolt with a record 116,000 tweets per minute during their performance.
Get ready Rio!
This fan’s sign says it all.
From Sportsnet’s Official Facebook page.
Finally! The Blue Jays defeated the Yankees this afternoon 10-7, ending the five game loosing streak. I’m not going to lie: it’s been a rough couple of weeks for us Jays fans. So it was definitely nice to see the offense wake up from their seems-like-forever prolonged slump.
The picture is a fancy Instragram photo from Saturday’s game where a friend and I took in the game from the 500 level.
Woo-hoo! The Canadian Women’s Soccer team won Canada’s 15th medal in London today, beating France 1-0 in the bronze medal match.
This is Canada’s first medal in a traditional summer team sport since picking up a silver medal in basketball at the Berlin 1936 Games.
The lone goal of the game was scored by Oakville’s Diana Matheson. This win also gave me bragging rights against my stepmom, who is from France. (She assures me that she was cheering for Canada the whole time…)
Image from CBC.