Day 3: A blog tour with Stepheny to Chicago – a Great City


Chicago is a great sports town and during the summer Wrigley Field is the place to be. I’ve been watching the Chicago Cubs play baseball since I was a child. My parents were both great Cubs fans watching games on TV into their old age.  We must take time out from our sight seeing, shopping, and oh my, eating, and take the ‘L’ out to the ball park for today’s game.

c1d6eb789f459bfb0b2cf232cf253cf7Harry Caray is gone now, but here he is during a 7th inning stretch leading everyone in song.

Click on youtube link below for more about this great Cubs tradition.

e270d24eb50b4b2aaf2cfa6533086e49Come back in the fall to watch the Chicago Bears play football. In this logo you find Mike Ditka, famous coach of the Bears, who can be seen in the youtube video leading a terrible few bars of Take Me Out.., Everyone’s a Black Hawk Hockey fan come winter. A piece of Stepheny trivia: The first time I ever heard the name Claire was when I met the wife of the Black Hawk coach. Later I named my daughter Claire because I loved the name ever after.

chicago_blackhawks_garden_flag_51442sma c2fd4e8333c4d6f924ecc19298db2b6bA Chicago tradition is the lions at The Chicago Art Institute wearing a Chicago team helmet during important playoff games. When people think basketball -The Chicago Bulls – they think Michael Jordan. He was the face of the team for years.

images-4Grab a Chicago Style Hot Dog and let’s watch the Cubs play baseball. Have fun!

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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5 Responses to Day 3: A blog tour with Stepheny to Chicago – a Great City

  1. John Holton says:

    Ahem… there are two Major League Baseball teams in Chicago…

    • I KNEW I was going to get in trouble! Growing up on the North Shore the Sox were just off the edge of my radar screen. I grew up wanting this Chicago team to win, but knew none the the players or traditions. I’ll make it up to you. You know the ‘Captain’s Table’ aboard ship, I am inviting you to sit at my right hand at the ‘Tour Directors’ Table tomorrow night at a Greek restaurant of your choice. You can tell me White Sox stories!

      • John Holton says:

        I would be honored. You might remember that both Phil Cavaretta and Ron Santo ended their careers on the South Side…

        And these are just the major league pro teams. The Chicago Wolves are a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. And, both Loyola University and DePaul University have excellent basketball teams, and Northwestern has football and basketball. I think the University of Chicago has a football club, too. I think they used to play polo in the National Guard Armory on Chicago Avenue, and there are more than a couple of curling rinks.

  2. We never talked about that other baseball team! Living in Chicago is living in sports nirvana!

  3. pbmgarden says:

    Michael Jordan at UNC is how I think of him.

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