Tuesday, April 3rd - An Afternoon At Wrigley

Wrigley Field - June 2011

Wrigley Field - June 2011

Wrigley Field - June 2011

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Wednesday, December 21st - Stanford: In Color vs. B&W + Red

The two photos below were taken during the Stanford Cardinal’s beating of Notre Dame on November 26, 2011. I went down to the game to see Andrew Luck break John Elway’s Stanford record – and also to catch a glimpse of the potential Colts #1 pick in next year’s draft.

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1. In Color

Stanford vs. Notre Dame - 11/26/11: In Color

2. B&W + Red

Stanford vs. Notre Dame - 11/26/11: In B&W + Red

Monday, June 6th - Message from Big Z to the Chicago Media

After stating the obvious yesterday, Carlos Zambrano decided to speak his mind – rationally and under control. No anger. No cursing. And frankly, Carlos was right about everything he said. After six losses in a row, the Cubs are miserable. Someone needs to get fired up and get this team in line.

Chicago media jumped on the opportunity to call out Big Z – demanding a suspension, fine or even a trade. They are all idiots. This is the message I suspect Big Z would like to deliver to these media members:

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Monday, April 11th - The Back Third

I would like to think that the Cubs may have one of the best 7th-8th-9th inning combos in the league with the trio of Marshall, Wood and Marmol. The main kink in this plan becomes apparent when any one of these guys needs a day off, which means we get introduced to some rookies and a mediocre wide receiver turned horrible pitcher. Undoubtedly, these days off will happen a lot given Wood’s bionic arm and Marmol’s occasional moonlighting as “Wild Thing” Vaughn. Regardless, Marshall and Marmol had extremely solid seasons last year (Wood can still bring it, too), and if they can produce similarly again in 2011, we may not have to be so nervous every time Zambrano cramps up in the 6th inning. The first week of the season has not been all too kind to Marmol and Wood though, but let’s hope it gets turned around sooner than later.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Thursday, April 7th - Soriano Is On Fire… Boo Him

Thank goodness Soriano is actually hitting the ball this April. In 2010, he didn’t hit his 3rd homerun until April 30th – 22 games into the season. This year, he’s at 3 homers after only 6 games. He gets booed enough for all of the other shenanigans he pulls, and at least when he’s hitting homeruns he can catch a break from the boos. He still can’t catch a ball, but at least he can hit.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Wednesday, April 6th - Chicago Cubs – Opening Weekend

Here are a few photos from the Cubs’ opening weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Spirits were high and seats were empty. Now, just 5 days into the season, spirits are low and seats will be even more empty. The Cubs have lost 2/5 of their starting rotation to the DL – and hopefully the short-kind of DL, not the Dr. Andrews-kind of DL.

Anyway, here are a few shots from the game on Saturday. More photos to come later.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

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Tuesday, April 5th - A Year Ago…


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A year ago, the real champs cut down the nets at the Final Four in Indianapolis. A team like the 2010 Blue Devils (and a class-act player like Nolan Smith) cutting down the nets was more fulfilling than watching the Huskies do the same last night – amidst allegations and sanctions.

2010 NCAA  Men's Basketball Final Four - Indianapolis, IN

2010 NCAA  Men's Basketball Final Four - Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, March 17th - Tourney Time

March Madness has officially started, and like many Duke fans… I’m holding out hope for an ending like last season. For memory’s sake, check out the below video – Duke’s victory over Butler back in Indy. How sweet it was.

2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four from Jeff Trost on Vimeo.

Monday, February 7th - No More Football…

Well… Football season is over. But there is hope… Nascar season is right around the corner – if you’re into that sort of thing. I visited Texas and went to my first Nascar race back in November, and I will say, it was a pretty interesting experience. The best part: you can bring in your own beer, food, cigars… whatever. It’s probably not for everybody, but it sure does entertain.

Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway

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Tuesday, February 1st - January Highlights


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As the snow approaches Chicago, I figured I’d recap some of the photos from January – which could not be more different than a snow storm in Chicago. I spent about half the month traveling, and a good portion of that was spent in San Francisco – always great to be on the west coast in January. Other stops included Las Vegas (no pictures from this visit!), Atlanta and North Carolina. If it wasn’t for this latest snow storm, I would be kicking off February with a trip to Boston, but I have no doubt that February will have plenty of its own exciting travel. Here is a selection of January shots: