Progressive Field and the jeans

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Inside Progressive Field

So, the drive back to Cleveland was a huge accomplishment.  Koby thought I kept nodding off, but really I just kept looking at the speedometer to make sure I wasn't speeding as badly as I wanted to.  I promise I was so tired I thought I was going to kill us, but we made it to the hotel and as luck would have it found a parking spot right in front of the hotel...yay - saved $16! 

Bright and early we woke up the next morning to get this day started.  It was a beautiful morning and Koby really wanted to see more of Cleveland.  We debated briefly about just staying an extra day, but it was $125 to stay another night.   I assured him he wasn't missing anything!  We packed our bags, dropped them off at the hotel counter and drove to the airport where we proceeded to drive around for an extra 1/2 hour just looking for a gas station.

Waiting for the train from the airport
  Good thing we got an early start.  After dropping off the car we were going to check in for our flight, but there was nobody working at the Midwest Connect ticket counter!  Daggone it...this was the first thing that didn't go according to plan.  We caught the train back to downtown with a bunch of Indians fans, which was helpful, because then I could just follow them so I knew where we were going.  The minute we stepped outside of the gateway to "Progressive Field" (more about this later) we found someone selling tickets for face value and they were great seats.  I love it when a plan comes together!  Anyway, so I hate the name Progressive Field, it's ridiculous.  I just think it should be called Jacobs Field still, however, nothing could be worse than the Quicken Loans Arena - ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!  I am embarrassed for the entire state of Ohio.
At the Winking Lizard
 

On a positive note though, Koby was in love with the arrangement of the sport arenas being downtown.  I reminded him that the other places we have gone to baseball games (Cincinnati and Pittsburgh) were set up like that too.  I think Milwaukee just did something strange by building their ballpark in the middle of a boring part of town that certainly doesn't showcase what Milwaukee has to offer.

So anyway, we decide to ask someone working outside of Progressive Field if there are any places to eat around.  "No," he says.  Koby, of course believes him, but I know this man is either an idiot or a liar!  So I drag Koby around the former Gund Arena (I am hereby refusing to call it the Quicken Loans Arena ) and there is a street full of places to eat.

He's smiling on the outside, but melting on the inside!
  I am indecisive and make Koby go to three places before settling on the Winking Lizard - which had yummy margaritas! 

So we get to the game and sit in our very great seats and realize the sun is beaming on us.  For me this is fine, for Koby he is having problems.  I still don't know why he only brought jeans in the middle of June!  He keeps getting up and walking around because he's hot.  And I sit and watch baseball...and I hate baseball.  I find it boring.  Sometime during the 4th inning I say I want water and Koby says lets leave!  What!  He loves baseball - but he's too hot, him and those damn jeans - what a waste of $50. 

So now it's pretty early as we head back to the hotel and get our bags.

Indians Baseball
  The hotel shuttle driver gives us a ride to Tower City to catch the RTA which speeds along to the airport and there is no line at the ticket counter.  We get our boarding passes and go sit for 2 1/2 hours for our flight.  What started off as a whirlwind has finished with me twiddling my thumbs!  All in all it was a good quick trip.  I'm not sure Koby enjoyed it as much as he could have if he would have just packed shorts!

freak0ut says:
"nothing could be worse than the Quicken Loans Arena - ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! I am embarrassed for the entire state of Ohio."

hahaha, nice!
Posted on: Jun 21, 2008
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Inside Progressive Field
Inside Progressive Field
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Waiting for the train from the ai…
At the Winking Lizard
At the Winking Lizard
Hes smiling on the outside, but m…
He's smiling on the outside, but …
Indians Baseball
Indians Baseball
Progressive Field
Progressive Field
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