Distelheim: My favorite memory of the decade: a World Series at Wrigley in my lifetime

From Joe Distelheim at The Hardball Times on December 29, 2019:

Oct. 29, 2016. Wrigley Field, Chicago. World Series Game Four. Indians 7, Cubs 2.

My team lost. I paid more for our tickets than I ever have (or ever will) for a sporting event. The seats were literally the worst in the park, assuming you measure “worst” by distance in two dimensions from home plate. It was 60 degrees at game time and into the 50s before it was over, with a 10 mph wind from the northeast; i.e., directly at us, off Lake Michigan, as we perched high above everything but the Wrigley roof.

What a great evening!


I have been a Cubs fan since approximately the Phanerozoic era. I’ve been to World Series games before. Thus, it perhaps needs some explanation when I say that my favorite baseball memory of the just-ending decade centers on a game the Cubs lost.

Read the full article here: https://tht.fangraphs.com/my-favorite-memory-of-the-decade-in-my-lifetime/

Originally published: January 2, 2020. Last Updated: January 2, 2020.