This is the day I have both been waiting for and dreading the arrival of. Today is the day my season tickets for the 2018 Chicago Cubs season arrived.
If you have been a fan of ours for a while, you know that I share a season ticket package with my mother, and have since the 2012 season. The day the tickets arrive is very special. My mother and I would wait to open the package until we were both home. Just like going to games, this was something we always did together.
That is, until this year. My mother passed away in February, which made today a hard day. This was the first time I would be opening the ticket package without my mother present, and this year will be the first I will not be attending a game with her.
Yeah, life goes on, I will still enjoy going to games, yada yada yada, but this is hard for me. Going to that first game will be a mix of pain and joy. After all, she was the one who got me into the game of baseball and brought me up a Cubs fan. Going to games will not be the same. Thankfully I have my beautiful wife who will be going to games with me, which will help ease the pain.
I am just glad that she was able to see the Cubs win the World Series before she passed away. That was a moment I will cherish forever, watching that final out with her.
This year we received our normal pair of lanyards with the year on them as well as the words season ticket holder, a pin & a jersey patch which also say season ticket holder and for some reason a pocket protector.
We also received a team picture using the same design which are on the tickets
So here I am, ready for the new season. I have 56 tickets all to myself. Giving some to family members, donating a pair to charity but that still leaves a lot of games for me to attend, and I cannot ask the wife to attend all of them so I might put out a call for a buddy at various times through out the season.
All in all, I’m ready for the 2018 season. This will be a hard one for me to go through, but nothing makes you feel better than watching the Cubs win with your family. That’s what all of you are, my Cubs family.