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Bleacher Bums XXXI June 6-9 – Notes, Quotes & ?

Milwaukee – Chicago – Appleton – Baseball – Blues – Brews – Brewers – Phillies – Cubs – Pirates – Timber Rattlers – Lumber Kings – Toss in the Chisox & Blackhawks & BLUES FEST = A Great Way to Kick Off Summer!!!

Sand Creek Sampler – Anniversary & B-Day thongs – No tequila (upgraded) before 3pm – Collage of Cardinals – South Dakota – Boston – Kentucky – DC & Norway travelers – “The Boss” behind the wheel – Sammy & ‘Larry’ along for the ride – Miller Park BAD (even food) / Millers Bar (Bill Veeck Corner) GOOD – 60-year-old “virgin” – New use of term ‘throw under the bus’, sleeping – Johnny Logan & Felix Mantilla – $6 fries – Aoki on a stick – Sausage Race – Marty & Monkey comparison by Shepard – BPT last trip … till August – Bob’s (ever present) flask – Nick Rails siting – Palmer House with ‘Peacock Door” – Wrigley, wind blowing in – Liriano 2 hits/ 5 walks – Alvarez’ Sheffield Avenue Homer thrown back into Wrigley – Cubs Floppy Hats – $20 el-subway “bargain” – Palmer House lobby/bar – Blues Fest Adventures (Buddy Guy, blues handles, crowds & lots of bands) – Millennium Park – Lincoln Zoo – Art Institute – Buddy Guy’s – Freedom from Fuel Ride for beautiful(naked)people – BPT jams Starbucks – Wrigleyville Dog, Sheffield’s, Raw Bar, Leona’s, Harry Caray’s, Castle & Elephant, Underground Bar, Titled Kilt, Piano Man, finding Billy Goat Tavern, Shaw’s, Greektown – Wrigley, wind not blowing in – Ernie Banks sings – Young Mormons –– Harmonica “band” on el/subway – Shepard’s ‘train walking’ – Cubs Lose, Cubs Lose – Manhattan’s/Palmer House Bar – Timber Rattlers Bloody Mary Bar – Weather Gods stay with us – Venom Burgers – Cheese Spread Race – Yogi- In his own words –

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Minor League Pitching (16 walks, 1 hit batsman, 3 wild pitches) – Jeff three-time K-KWIZ winner.

2013 Bleacher Bums XXXI – Awards

Veterans

Dzubay Clan – Steve, Julie & Kassy Heinrich / Phyllis Kahn / Doug & Keith Peacock

Rookies

Trevor- “ice the cooler, stupid” to his Dad

Katie, Anthony & Elliot – scalped bad bleacher tickets BUT got refund – not a BPT scalper obviously

Rune – Norway, doesn’t really like baseball but likes drinking

Pacer

Coleen – 12 hours of consumption celebrating B-day

Winner – Cliff ‘Larry’ Odegaard

Didn’t last as long as Coleen & ended up under the bus

Larry

Cliff – you know why!

Mike Bailey – Front/Rear of Midway – “can we go back for my phone charger?!”

Scott Moen – “I don’t think this is the right bus?”

Tour Operator – perennial nominee – ‘try that $20 EL pass’ – duck call – Philly behavior

Winner – Ned Hirschler

graphic artist who can’t spell & never brings the cell phone he tells you to call

Ned joins small cadre of TRIPLE CROWN winners!!!!

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