Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lindsey Vonn Pitches Wrigley...Again

There's always at least one reason to visit the friendly confines even if you're not much of a baseball fan. The Cubbies are my National League team of choice and I'm a baseball fan so I don't need much convincing to get me to a game when the opportunity arises. But had I been able to attend last night's game, I would have had more than the game to be excited about. Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn was at Wrigley Field last night. First to throw out the first pitch, something she did for the first time last October 1 right before the Cubbies' season ended. And second to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch.

Vonn tweeted about heading down to Chicago from her grandparents house in Wisconsin. When I read that, call me a ski dork but I so wanted to be there. It wasn't going to happen, but for anyone who was at last night's game--you're lucky and I'm jealous.

Vonn was in good company too: She shared pre-game grass time with former U.S. Supreme Court Judge Sandra Day O'Connor. I'm reluctant to post pictures here as they're part of the Chicago Tribune's Cubs photo gallery, but here are the links to Vonn's pictures.
As for her singing and pitching from last night? I'll have to look for a YouTube video to see those. I'm guessing though that like her first pitch, she didn't disappoint last night. Photo by Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts.

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