Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 19: Special Lunch Reunion and North to Milwaukee

Day 19: Lunch with Helen and Fields and Baseball in Milwaukee

About noon, we got on Chicago's Red Line subway to travel north to the end of the line (Howard Station) where our car was in the parking lot.  We drove about 20 miles further north to Highland Park (they have one in Illinois too) to have lunch with Helen and Fields, Gregg Fleisher's parents.
We had lunch at Max's Deli.

Here, I am with Marvin "Fields" Fleisher
Fields is a life long White Sox fan, and Gregg took him to game 3 of the 2005 World Series in Houston.  White Sox beat the Astros 4 games to zero.

Fields has a twin brother who lives in Las Vegas and in October they are going to be 80 years old.  There will be a big blowout birthday bash at Joe's in Caesar's Palace.  We already have our plane tickets.

After lunch we drove north about 60 more miles to Milwaukee to Miller Field for a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers

There is more tailgating outside Miller Field on game day (by far) than any other park we have been to.

View from out seats
Home team Brewers took a 2-0 lead after 5 innings, but in the 6th, Valencia of the Twins hit a 3-run homerun.  He and team mates Cuddyer and Young celebrate at home plate.
Then the sausages raced
Mr. Bratwurst was the victor.
Down 3-2, the Brewers rallied for 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th when Cecil Fielder hit a 2-run double.  Here is what turned out to be the winning run crossing the plate
7th Inning Stretch

After the game
we went to Sobelman's, a famous Milwaukee establishment, for hamburgers.


This is nothing compared to what Bob Utter (my friend who drove Mark Cuban in the Maverick Parade) can do.  He can balance just about anything on his nose.

Our wonderful server Courtney (social worker by day and Sobelman's worker by night) had to get Jim Beam away from Jeannie.

Tomorrow, we drive to St. Louis for the Cardinal game.  Our friends from Tulsa, Scott and Shawn Whitman (who met at our wedding in 1982) are driving up from Tulsa in a rent car, leaving the car in St. Louis, going to the St Louis game with us, then riding with us to Kansas City on Sunday (Jeannie's 39th birthday) to watch the KC Royals play a game, and after the game, we are all driving to Tulsa.

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