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MySoxAreClean
04-03-2006, 07:44 PM
Im sad to annouce but I could not wait any longer I left at 10 pm, I was a little drunk, and even falling a sleep at my seat, There was no way my wife was gonna carry me all the way from 507 to my car. So Im sorry to inform you all that I left against my own will. No more :gulp: for me. Dont like waking naked in the washroom floor , I even told the wife why did she not dress me and throw me a blanket and pillow....

What was your story?

doublem23
04-03-2006, 07:45 PM
I got :gulp:at a bar down here in Peoria but we left around 10 PM, too. Thought the game was going to be called for sure, but I watched the rest of it in my apartment and then inexpicably stayed awake until 3 AM. It's OK, I had the day off work, anyway. :cool:

buehrle4cy05
04-03-2006, 07:46 PM
I went on facebook.

SABRSox
04-03-2006, 07:46 PM
I was watching the game at a bar, so we shot darts. Then, we got tired of waiting around (and watching the press conference from that women's NCAA game) so I went home, watched the Simpsons, came on WSI to chat, and then watched the game again.

And I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico...

Steelrod
04-03-2006, 07:47 PM
Went home and watched on TV. THen couldn't sleep afterwards.

TheDarkGundam
04-03-2006, 07:48 PM
As those who were in chat can tell you, I was watching a certain show on MTV...*cough* punk'd *cough* :redface:

Quote from me in chat:
"Oh man, Shaq is gonna get SO PUNK'D!"
EDIT: Oh, and I think Burgh can tell you something about the quote in my sig. :redneck

JB98
04-03-2006, 07:50 PM
I stood around and watched it rain.

viagracat
04-03-2006, 07:51 PM
Looked for tornadoes, ate dinner, dozed off, woke up, watched the news, "Everybody Loves Raymond" then part of the rest of the game. When it was 9-3 I figured we were OK and called it a night.

Damn, it's hell getting old...:wink:

robertks61
04-03-2006, 07:51 PM
Stood in the last row of the upper deck, drank beer and got wet. We met a couple of friends in the lower bowl and watched the rest of the game until the end.

SectionBNole
04-03-2006, 07:52 PM
MLB 06 The Show

TaquitoElGoocho
04-03-2006, 07:52 PM
Hunkered down and pulled the closure on my poncho really tight, leaving enough room to see if a tornado touched down in center field. You do what you have to do to keep your seat dry...

lths06
04-03-2006, 07:53 PM
Read "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" for homework :(:

Cat Thief
04-03-2006, 07:54 PM
Got real wet and watched the other drunks in left field make asses of themselves. Man there were alot of people there that should not have been.

Kuzman
04-03-2006, 07:55 PM
Sat and watched the World Series DVD and Sox Pride play on the Jumbotron in center field.

jdm2662
04-03-2006, 07:55 PM
Since we were parked at IIT, and not want to walk the half mile in that massive storm, we waited it out. Mondays is my day off, so I wasn't in a hurry. My brother had to work, but wasn't in a huge hurry to leave. I just met up with some friends who where there as well, talked to them, and headed back around 10:40. We sat in our seats for a while as we were the last row in the upper deck. This was until the wind changed directions and blew right on us. We stayed until midnight, and then headed out. If my brother didn't had to work, we would've stuck it out.

Realist
04-03-2006, 07:56 PM
Stood around on the ramp smoking, talking and making fun of the tiny little and ignored areas they designated for smoking areas - grabbed a steak sammich after watching my brother eat a piece of pizza - went home and watched the end of the game on TV.

TornLabrum
04-03-2006, 08:01 PM
Sat in my seat in my rain poncho until about 9:40 and then went to the car, drove home, took a shower, and turned on the Cleveland broadcast on Gameday Audio while checking out the message boards here. I listened until we took a 9-3 lead and went to bed so I could get up at 4:30 to go to work.

geraldfritz
04-03-2006, 08:03 PM
I waited it out on the ramps. used the bathroom, then went back to our seats in the bullpen sports bar, and watched them resume.

DumpJerry
04-03-2006, 08:07 PM
Hung out in front of the Steak Pita stand behind Section 148 with Chisoxgirl, Chisoxfanatic, Chisoxmike, Soxstarter, Chips, The Dude, Robiwho, and two "civilians" (Natalie and Lucy).

We then "found" new seats right behind the Sox dugout for the remainder of the game.

This explains why WSI was so quiet during the rain delay.:D:

itsnotrequired
04-03-2006, 08:10 PM
Hung out in front of the Steak Pita stand behind Section 148 with Chisoxgirl, Chisoxfanatic, Chisoxmike, Soxstarter, Chips, The Dude, Robiwho, and two "civilians" (Natalie and Lucy).
What, I wasn't there?:tongue:

If it wasn't for me, my "wife" wouldn't have been able to come downstairs.:wink:

...and chisoxfinatic would have been soaked.

SOecks
04-03-2006, 08:11 PM
Hung out in front of the Steak Pita stand behind Section 148 with Chisoxgirl, Chisoxfanatic, Chisoxmike, Soxstarter, Chips, The Dude, Robiwho, and two "civilians" (Natalie and Lucy).

We then "found" new seats right behind the Sox dugout for the remainder of the game.

This explains why WSI was so quiet during the rain delay.:D:

I had two of those steak pitas myself (and a churro) during the delay but we got so soaked we had to leave after about an hour and a half of waiting. The worst part is that I assumed the game would be called and woke up this morning to realize that they had won. I was so mad at myself but oh well.

DumpJerry
04-03-2006, 08:13 PM
What, I wasn't there?:tongue:

If it wasn't for me, my "wife" wouldn't have been able to come downstairs.:wink:

...and chisoxfinatic would have been soaked.
Oh yeah...memories fade. Sorry. Also Robiwho's brother was with us.

Edward
04-03-2006, 08:14 PM
I was flying into Midway on the way back from my Atlanta Sox trip right around the 3rd inning, we had to circle around the airport a few times before we were cleared to land, got to see a great view of the Cell each time we circled around :cool: . After that i sped home 80 blocks down Cicero, waited out the delay and watched the rest of the game in the old man's basement bar :gulp: . It's great having Mondays off.

If anyone is interested:
http://community.webshots.com/album/549147761gzvuox

itsnotrequired
04-03-2006, 08:15 PM
Oh yeah...memories fade. Sorry. Also Robiwho's brother was with us.

Hey, no sweat. I forgot to mention in an earlier thread that I met soxstarter that night.:redface:

chisoxfanatic
04-03-2006, 08:21 PM
We then "found" new seats right behind the Sox dugout for the remainder of the game.

Those were AWESOME seats! We all "upgraded" to Section 139, 5 rows up from behind the dugout (except for Chips and The Dude who decided to create havoc in the Bullpen Sports Bar, and ChiSoxGirl called them a few times)! It was great seeing Lucy once again...hadn't seen her in a long time! And, it was nice that Cyndi was able to get downstairs!

Some of us yelled out to AJ Pierzynski, and he looked at us! We all got a great view of Thome's home run as well, and the 7,000 or so of us who stuck it out made more noise than I had expected.

After the rain delay, it felt like a mid-April game against Kansas City back in 2002! But, no, it was opening night!

itsnotrequired
04-03-2006, 08:23 PM
Those were AWESOME seats! We all "upgraded" to Section 139, 5 rows up from behind the dugout (except for Chips and The Dude who decided to create havoc in the Bullpen Sports Bar, and ChiSoxGirl called them a few times)! It was great seeing Lucy once again...hadn't seen her in a long time! And, it was nice that Cyndi was able to get downstairs!

Some of us yelled out to AJ Pierzynski, and he looked at us! We all got a great view of Thome's home run as well, and the 7,000 or so of us who stuck it out made more noise than I had expected.

After the rain delay, it felt like a mid-April game against Kansas City back in 2002! But, no, it was opening night!

"We want Snopek!" was the best yelling of the evening.:D:

Soxfanspcu11
04-03-2006, 08:32 PM
We waited it out on the East ramp, in the AWESOME new smoking section! Had a great view of the storm. I swear that some of those lightning bolts struck the light towers or something. The thunder was so incredibly loud at periods that it seemed it was right over head!!

I was honestly waiting for a tornado to come through, for those of you not there or from out of the area, it was really THAT bad!

The best thing about the rain delay though is that they had the beer guys walking up and down the ramps. I was able to purchase 5 beers, on 2 seperate occasions from the beer guys on the ramp.

I have been going to Sox games for forever and have NEVER seen beer guys walking up and down the ramps! It was pretty neat!

bnlfanmatt
04-03-2006, 08:34 PM
Got real wet and watched the other drunks in left field make asses of themselves. Man there were alot of people there that should not have been.

You mean the shuttle run/slide/drunken falling over guys? Or the catfight in the women's bathroom out there? I was there for both... and yeah, quite interesting, and it was probably a good thing that 10pm or so was the cutoff for beer.

tick53
04-03-2006, 08:42 PM
Watched the new installment of the new HBO Serires Big Love. Fell asleep for a while, then finished the game.

shbart
04-03-2006, 08:45 PM
I was in the men's washroom in RF for about an hour (not there there's anything wrong with that). A somewhat uniique perspective while trying to get a radio update on weather. Then I was over by the Steak Pita area, missed the Dump Jerry group. My cousin and I saw a fight break out between 2 women and then their boyfirends/husbands joined in. Normally, I would have gawked like most of the group that circled around them, but I tried to help break it up at the end. Later when the delay ended, back at our seats by the RF bullpen, Victor Martinez was playing long toss. Some guy probably in his late 20's with a beer in his hand and a bit drunk, just started foulmouthing Martinez. It was really weird. No one else heard him and so he wasn't trying to impress anyone and no one was with him. Martinez pointed him out to security and he was taken out. I know some people used the rain delay as a chance to get tanked. Well now that we're fans of the World Champions, I hope fellow fans help police these morons. The spotlight is on us and I think there's added responsibility. Grab an usher or security, don't ignore these mental midgets.

Btw, I stayed for the last out and then took thge El back up North and got off at Howard after 2 a.m. Think I was happy I took off this week from work?! Also, really nice timming because Comcast is running a free week of MLB Extra Innings, so all the games are free on Digital Cable!

RowanDye
04-03-2006, 08:56 PM
I watch that crappy Rob Schnieder special and messed around with my fantasy baseball team. My how the hours fly by....

Bobbo35
04-03-2006, 09:03 PM
My buddy and I sat in our seats till it got too bad and then hung out on the concourse in front of Nancy's door. I'll tell you what that was one of the worst rain storms I have seen in a while. I was like there is no way they are getting this game in, but we waited it out and it was well worth it to see Thome jack that bomb.

robiwho
04-03-2006, 09:03 PM
If it wasn't for me, my "wife" wouldn't have been able to come downstairs.:wink:

...and chisoxfinatic would have been soaked.

Thanks for not forgetting about us, Dear! :smile:

CHIsoxNation
04-03-2006, 09:05 PM
Enjoyed watching both White Sox DVDs on the Jumbo Tron in the upper deck of the stadium for three hours.

BeefyD
04-03-2006, 09:13 PM
Sat and watched the World Series DVD and Sox Pride play on the Jumbotron in center field.

Hey! Nice to see another Woodridge person!!!

As for us, after waiting an hour on the UD concourse, we decided to walk around the seats to get a few cups and magnets, and then went downstairs and enjoyed the game from the third base line.

I want Mags back
04-03-2006, 09:13 PM
We were parked at the Curency exchange on Pershing, so theirs no way we were gonna walk the the car in the rain. So we waited their on the 500 concourse. we went into the Majestic jersey shop, nice and warm, was their at least 45 minutes, and then were kicked out for sitting on the floor in the corner. we went and stood on the concourse more, then went back to our seats under the new roof that werent be rained on. Sat their, watched the end of Sox pride(anyone else find it funny the delay finally ended right after the movie ended) and then the game finally started. My dad made me leave in the top of the 8th. I wanted to stay. I got home at 2 am, got 5 hrs of sleep and woke up for school at 7:20

what an experience, it was worth it though:D:

pearso66
04-03-2006, 09:28 PM
Sat in our seats until the wind turned and we started getting wet. Then we went down to the concourse and ran into my uncle and a few other people I know. Talked to them until they had to leave. Then sat around on the concourse, some lady came up and took our pictures in front of Shoeless Joe, because we were standing in front of her favorite player (her camera, not mine). Took our seats when the rain died down, watched the end of Sox Pride, and then watched the game.

IlliniSox4Life
04-03-2006, 10:08 PM
Mario Party 7 on Nintendo GameCube. I owned.

MrRoboto83
04-03-2006, 10:12 PM
Stood behind Ramp 6 support pillars to block wind and rain, watched storms and watched many many fans exit the park, met up with some friends and sat in Sec 130 for the rest of the game.

StillMissOzzie
04-03-2006, 10:18 PM
Those were AWESOME seats! We all "upgraded" to Section 139, 5 rows up from behind the dugout (except for Chips and The Dude who decided to create havoc in the Bullpen Sports Bar, and ChiSoxGirl called them a few times)! It was great seeing Lucy once again...hadn't seen her in a long time! And, it was nice that Cyndi was able to get downstairs!

We were right nearby, but I didn't see any familiar faces. My son and I watched highlights on a TV in the UD for a while, then went out to find a seat behind the plate that was under the roof. We sat there for a while until they started making ready to restart, so we decided to try for an "upgrade" I thought that since maybe 75% of the crowd had gone home, they might be lenient about letting 500 level ticket holders into the 100 level, but they were NOT. Just then, two kind souls who were leaving gave us their ticket stubs, so the ushers then let us in. [ Kinda odd-they knew we didn't have 100 level tickets, but now that we had somebody's 100 level tickets in our hot little hands...come on in! ]
We upgraded ourself right behind the plate, not quite in scout seats but not too far away either. We were close enough to see Peter Gammons wandering around on and off the field behind the plate.
We did get to see the Thome blast, but ultimately, we left at the end of six, (about 12:15AM or so) as my son had school on Monday.:whiner:

And to think I predicted being on my way home at 8:45PM with the Buehrle start...:angry: :(:

SMO
:gulp:

lbtigerfan
04-03-2006, 10:21 PM
I watched the Sopranos

Law11
04-03-2006, 10:24 PM
I got word from some folks at home that the storms were coming and got out of there just before the storms hit. Got stuck in it on the kennedy to the point where I had to pull over for a couple of minutes.

SouthSide_HitMen
04-03-2006, 10:27 PM
Sat and watched the World Series DVD and Sox Pride play on the Jumbotron in center field.

True that double true (on my Lazy Sunday).

BeefyD
04-03-2006, 10:31 PM
We upgraded ourself right behind the plate, not quite in scout seats but not too far away either. We were close enough to see Peter Gammons wandering around on and off the field behind the plate.

So THAT'S who the old guy was who the people were cheering about! We only saw the back of him as he walked around behind home plate just before they re-started, and we couldn't see who he was...

chisoxfanatic
04-03-2006, 10:34 PM
"We want Snopek!" was the best yelling of the evening.:D:

I wonder WHO made that comment!!! :D:

ShoelessJoeS
04-03-2006, 10:48 PM
I had a couple more polishes with extra onions and a few more brews while I watched the two videos I've come to love so dearly while trying to stay dry.

Max Power
04-03-2006, 10:51 PM
My girlfriend had a flight at 6am on Monday so she had to leave, but I wasn't going anywhere- even though I had to work on Monday. It was opening day as defending champs! Plus, I figured it would be a good story to tell.
I watched the dvds on the jumbotron and daydreamed during the delay. Thankfully the Sox made it worthwhile to stick around.
I got home at 2:30... and I overslept on Monday morning. It wasn't a big deal though. It was worth it to stay.

RememberDaAlomar
04-03-2006, 10:54 PM
Mario Tennis and Diddy Kong Racing for the N64

JohnBasedowYoda
04-03-2006, 11:07 PM
Watched the new installment of the new HBO Serires Big Love. Fell asleep for a while, then finished the game.

I think that show was just made so Bill Paxon can get as much tail as possible

Cat Thief
04-03-2006, 11:10 PM
You mean the shuttle run/slide/drunken falling over guys? Or the catfight in the women's bathroom out there? I was there for both... and yeah, quite interesting, and it was probably a good thing that 10pm or so was the cutoff for beer.


Unfortunately one of the catfighters was a member of our party. No way in hell was I getting involved and risking being banned from the park or some other crazy ****. The drunk who was sliding around needed to get tossed along with the guy who pulled his pants down and was entertaining the crowd in his drawers.

gosox3072
04-04-2006, 01:03 AM
We hung out at my buddies room and :gulp: . There was 18 gone from me alone b4 the night was over....ughhhhh

chisox117
04-04-2006, 01:26 AM
Hung out and talked baseball with the 2 Jndians fans I was watching the game with. We ordered pizza,:gulp: :gulp: :gulp: (Pacifico + lime), watched ESPN news, the Schneider thing and played amatuer meteorologist as we continuously updated the Weather.com radar loop on the laptop.

Thanks Sox, for making the rest of the game well worth the wait!
:gulp:

SouthSideHitman
04-04-2006, 01:35 AM
I went on facebook.

The first step is admitting that you have a problem.

As for me, I was in right field, so it took me about 30 minutes just to get under the damn concourse, getting fairly well soaked in the process (though I did find a Notre Dame poncho on ground, which I put to good use. After waiting on the ramp for about 20/30 more minutes, my parents told me that they wanted to go. Although I make it a habit NEVER to leave games early, especially not opening night, they both had work tomorrow and had to get up even earlier to drive me to the bus to go back to Wisconsin and had bought me the tickets in the first place, so I reluctantly relented. After getting totally soaked on the long way back to IIT frats on Michigan, where we parked and a cold drive home, I was bummed to learn that they didn't call the game, I had secretly hoped they would play it Monday, allowing me to still catch the rest. I at least watched the rest on tv before getting four hours sleep and getting on a bus.

Mr. White Sox
04-04-2006, 01:48 AM
I was at a bar celebrating a friend's 21st. But I wasn't drinking because I am not of the requisite legal age of 21.

...

Sure was a long rain delay, eh?

MtEverett
04-04-2006, 02:14 AM
Unfortunately one of the catfighters was a member of our party. No way in hell was I getting involved and risking being banned from the park or some other crazy ****. The drunk who was sliding around needed to get tossed along with the guy who pulled his pants down and was entertaining the crowd in his drawers.

Ha; saw both of those morons! That dude had his pants down for like 5 mins, waiting for security to kick him out Im guessing. Then 2 non-security cell workers walk by and just burst out laughing. And I though I was drunk.

Left at 10:30. Ended up a Fireplace Inn cursing at the TV because i though i was going back for the make up Opener the following day. The Thome bomb made up for that.

gbergman
04-04-2006, 02:22 AM
went to casino and lost 160 dollars damn you rain

soxfanatlanta
04-04-2006, 07:20 AM
I went to noaa.gov, and checked the radar. When I saw the sea of pretty yellows and greens, I went to bed pretty sure that they would call it. Wrong again Zod!

Jurr
04-04-2006, 08:12 AM
I was at one of the seating/eating areas, plugging my video camera into one of the TV power jacks to charge it up. If you saw a guy in a black Guillen jersey or a black Sox fleece charging his camera, that was me :D: .

We had a couple of beers and an italian beef, then we went to the jersey shop to see if there was anything to get!
I kept talking to the security guys and listening to the radio broadcast on my headphones. They kept saying that the game was coming back on around 10:30, so we stayed. I paid over 250 bucks for my tickets...my rear end was staying at that park!!!! When they started taking off the tarp, we were pumped!

All of the diehards were treated to an outburst, including that Thome bomb which was RI-DONK-U-LOUS!!!!

bnlfanmatt
04-04-2006, 06:01 PM
The drunk who was sliding around needed to get tossed along with the guy who pulled his pants down and was entertaining the crowd in his drawers.

I absolutely agree with you there... I was surprised, it seemed security chased down some others, and those few were in definite need of some restraining.

North Sox Sider
04-04-2006, 06:54 PM
Stayed in the upper deck concourse area for a couple of hours then went downstairs to the lower section for the last hour. I actually bumped into Mrs. Gullien and said hello and told her how much I appreciated this day. Then sat right behind the scout seats and watched the rest of the game. Thome's homer was incredible to watch from right behind home plate.

SoxFan928
04-04-2006, 11:52 PM
I sat inside, ate a Polish, and walked around photographing parts of the park from different areas of the 300 level. I'm adept at own-fun-making. If anyone sitting up on the club level concourse saw someone pacing around in a Sox jacket and blue jeans with a black SLR camera, that was probably me.

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chidonez
04-05-2006, 12:13 AM
Laundry...