One sunny July afternoon during 2007 I was sitting at Murphy’s Bleachers’ beer garden with a good friend of mine rehashing old memories and pouring down cold Old Styles.
My buddy was visiting from out of town for the Sting concert to be held that evening at Wrigley Field.
While taking in the sun we noticed a white van pull up and stop just past Murphy’s on Sheffield Avenue.
To our surprise, out stepped Sting himself, who politely posed long enough for my pal to snap a picture.
From there Sting meandered into the park and we stumbled back to the beer garden.
And the next thing we know we’re listening to the band practice on stage in center field! Cool memory for both of us.
Although, the Sting moment made me realized I was missing out by not having purchased a ticket to the show…thus, I’d make sure to be at the next Wrigley Field concert.
Of course, last year came and went with no concert held at Wrigley.
This year, however, Elton John’s and Billy Joel’s Face 2 Face Tour plays the Friendly Confines July 21st: yesterday I bought my tickets.
Section 240, seats 101 & 102 (third base side, middle deck)…it wasn’t cheap, but it had to be done.
Seats are again for sale today on-line at Ticket Master.com.
- Lou Piniella says he’s “saddened” with the news of A-Rod’s PED use.
I’d like to ask Lou if he ever suspected Rodriguez was using while playing in Seattle.
- Speaking of PEDs, Jim Hendry offers up an interesting angle about the actual number of MLB players on steroids (courtesy MLB.com).
There was some speculation that as many as 50 to 70 percent of the players were “cheating,” Hendry said. However, if you have 40-man rosters on 30 teams, that’s 1,200 players. Half of that is 600. The report was that 104 tested positive in 2003 [It doesn't add up].