As you may have heard, Leb and Sue were honored this past weekend by SCOPE Midwest at their 2nd annual benefit dinner this past Friday. Look for a blog entry later this week about the event and all the great members of the NSC community who came out to support Leb and Sue and to help send underprivileged kids to camp. The event was held in Chicago, so that gave us an opportunity to spend some time to catch up with a meeting Friday afternoon before the event. As we tried to coordinate when we’d meet on Friday, I gave Leb a few different options, with option C being at 1:20 at Wrigley Field, which happened to be the start of the Cubs-Astros game.
Leb liked the idea and told Andy to go ahead and buy the tickets. As luck would have it, there were good tickets available and we landed four seats eleven rows behind the Astros’ dugout. Leb also decided that we’d surprise Sue, so Andy and I promised that we wouldn’t say anything. We told Sue that we were going to meet at their hotel, talk for a little while, and then meet up with NSC Alum Jake Segil for lunch. The weather in Chicago was gorgeous on Friday and as we walked towards the El (the Chicago subway system), Sue didn’t know that we’d instead be spending the afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Even as we were surrounded by people clad in Cubs jerseys on the El, Sue didn’t suspect anything. Leb had been to Wrigley Field once before and it was Sue’s first visit, so it was a great surprise when we showed Sue the four tickets for the game. We’ll be sure to tell you all during the summer how we actually pulled off the surprise. Sue loved the Wrigley game day atmosphere and the old time feel of the ballpark.
We shouldn’t leave out the fact that the Cubs beat the Astros 7-2.