Vacation Reflection: Part Two
Earlier on this blog, I recalled the first part of my recent vacation: a trip to the Field of Dreams movie site. Well, the second (and primary) destination of the trip was the South Side of Chicago, to see my Twins take on the White Sox at US Cellular Field.
From a stadium perspective, I was impressed. Though perhaps not in the same “romantic class” as a Target Field or Kauffman Stadium, I thought The Cell was still more impressive than the more modern Miller Park in Milwaukee. I was expecting worse, to be honest.
Now, I don’t want to denigrate the White Sox fans by saying this, but seeing a game at The Cell is a heckuva lot different than here in Minny. Perhaps the inflamed tensions of the Twins’ recent ownership of the Sox came into play here, but Chicago fans seem much more intense than those residing in Twins Territory. Over here, we live by the “Minnesota Nice” creed and sit on our hands and mouths quite a bit. In Chi-town, those hands and mouths are wide-open.
I don’t think one type of “fandom” is necessarily better than the other, but being used to “passive” it was eye-opening to see a more agressive style of root, root, rooting for the home team.
Preview (47-55, 4th, 3.5 GB CWS): Carl Pavano (6-7, 4.24) vs. CJ Wilson (10-4, 2.94)