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  • andrew the cubs the sox and face value ticket miracles

    Sorry for asking and I hope that this is not a misuse of this forum
    (it possibly is)

    but my Dad and my brother Andrew and I had a tradition of making a yearly pilgrimage to Chicago and go to a cubs game every year

    (Andrew eventually decided that just to be contrarian that he would be a sox fan and demanded that we would go to a sox game)

    Well this year the whole family is gather in chicago around the 4th (Andrews birthday)

    And thought it would be cool to take his son liam, amy, my mom, my dad, my 3 kids,my cousin/sister jenny and my wife to the game (or at least to take my Dad and Liam) on 7/1 or 7/2

    however tickets are all sold out
    and are going for crazy crazy premiums

    so if anyone knows someone with season tickets they are not using that would be willing to sell at FACE VALUE
    or knows of any other way to get cubs tickets at Face Value

    please let me know

    Thanks
    Dan
    Last edited by okiedan; 06-22-06, 05:55 PM.

  • #2
    dan:
    I hope someone can help. As far as I'm concerned we're family and you can ask for whatever Andrew might need.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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    • #3
      I had exactly the same thought as dadmo, Dan. It's good to hear from you, and I hope you and your family are doing well!
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      • #4
        Dan..

        It looks like best case scenario, you want 10 tickets on 7/1 or 7/2? Or 3 on either date for you, Liam and your dad? Right.

        I have quite a few friends and clients in Chicago, so let me know and I'll try and get you some seats.
        _____________________________________________

        Left I/O 5/7/05, Stage 1(pT1)
        No VI or LI, Normal Markers
        70% Embryonal, 30% Seminoma
        Surveillance
        1st child born on 8/08

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        • #5
          Thanks Kman
          that is super cool
          really appreciate you looking into it

          that is exactly what I am looking for
          best case 10
          but at least 3
          either date works

          Thanks

          Dan


          10 years ago -- Andrew and Amy had just gotten married -- I had returned just in time from over a year of bumming around the world to be the best man ---
          the wedding was in tulsa
          but had a second reception in Chicago
          and on his birthday I took a group of 15 or 16 to the cubs game (back when I could call the box office and order tickets at last minute and get a group rate)and had "Happy Birthday Andrew" flash on the scoreboard

          so there is a lot of memories and emotion wrapped up in this group outing to see the cubs
          Last edited by okiedan; 06-23-06, 11:45 AM.

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          • #6
            Dan...

            I'm a huge Red Sox fan, with family and many friends as Yankee fans. I completely empathize with the heat Andrew must of taken for being a contrarian. At this point, I have emails and calls out to friends and clients in Chi-town, so I will let you know if I have any luck.

            All the best.
            _____________________________________________

            Left I/O 5/7/05, Stage 1(pT1)
            No VI or LI, Normal Markers
            70% Embryonal, 30% Seminoma
            Surveillance
            1st child born on 8/08

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            • #7
              Used to live in Boston (actually moved into the apartment that Fred Lynn had just moved out of --- got a bunch of his mail - and he cam to pick it up one day)

              Was a big red sox fan back in the days of Jim Rice, Pudge Fisk, Louis Tiant and the Spaceman

              ---
              Last time was at Fenway -- saw the Red Sox playing the Yankees (back in 99) -- was bumming around the east coast that summer - lots of crazy experiences ranging from hanging out with Arlo Guthre and camping on his land to getting hassled by the South Windsor CT police who somehow mistook me for a suspect who looked just like me but turned out to be a 55 year old 350 pound bald man (to this day I think it was just there way of saying don't park a beat up car covered with Grateful Dead Stickers in a neighborhood full of 800k homes)
              then I decided to go to boston on the spur of the moment -- had not been to fenway in years so decided I would try and get in --
              ended up scoring a ticket way below face value--
              sweet tickets -- lower level third baseline
              the only catch was the women that gave me the ticket and was sitting next to me for the whole game -- ended up being a very loud (extremely drunk by the 5th inning) Yankees fan
              and all the surrounding red sox fans just assumed that we were there together

              ---------------------

              Appreciate all your efforts

              Thanks Again
              Dan

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              • #8
                I also have some connections in the Great Lakes area that owe me a few favors I might be able to squeeze some tickets out of them.. I'll give it a shot... I'm also a Red Sox fan-atic Hope all is well with you and the family Dan!!!!! DON
                Moffitt Cancer Institute
                CANCER SUCKS
                Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--

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                • #9
                  cool thanks Don

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                  • #10
                    Some of the things this forum is able to do are truely inspirational. Thanks everyone, you really are a great bunch.
                    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

                    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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                    • #11
                      sorry for answering this so late ....and i am not trying to push my company or my website .. but i am a ticket broker /event planner .. dan go to my site and look up the games yopu need ..my number is on the web page .. if there is anything you need on there i can usually get 20-30% cheaper ..and if the holder of the tickets is someone i know and deal with , which they usually are , i can get it even more of a discount .

                      if this is a misuse of the site , have on of the moderaters let me know and ill send it privately .
                      diagnosed jan 19, 2005 - right i/o jan 21- ct scan and x rays clear-- march 14 rplnd... mixed germ cell

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Topshelf

                        I really appreciate your generous offer but at this point I am just going to take a wait and see approach and see what materializes

                        Out of curiousity-- are there people that will actually pay $20,625 for a single ticket to a Cub game????
                        then again if I had a spare $600k I would probably buy the entire suite

                        Thanks again

                        Dan
                        Last edited by okiedan; 06-26-06, 11:45 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Dan..

                          I am not having much luck yet on finding tickets. As the week unfolds, I'll let you know if I come up w/ any.
                          _____________________________________________

                          Left I/O 5/7/05, Stage 1(pT1)
                          No VI or LI, Normal Markers
                          70% Embryonal, 30% Seminoma
                          Surveillance
                          1st child born on 8/08

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                          • #14
                            Sorry Dan....no luck in find you and your family tickets. Hopefully you find tickets at reasonable cost so you can keep the tradition going.

                            Cheers.
                            _____________________________________________

                            Left I/O 5/7/05, Stage 1(pT1)
                            No VI or LI, Normal Markers
                            70% Embryonal, 30% Seminoma
                            Surveillance
                            1st child born on 8/08

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for trying Kman

                              No worries

                              We will get into the game

                              I will walk the streets of wrigley ville until something materializes
                              (usually works)

                              Thanks Again

                              Dan

                              P.S.: hopefully in a few days I will be posting the a story of tickets magically materializing


                              Just had a recollection of going to a sold out Cub game 2 years ago
                              Andrew had just finished up chemo and was cancer free for the moment
                              my Dad and I were in chicago together -- and to keep our yearly tradition went to a cub game
                              think it might have been Cubs - Sox --- whatever it was was sold out
                              I had been the day before with my cousin and was hard pressed to get good seats for less that $100
                              so we are walking to the game
                              almost stop at the Piano man to talk to Ticket Teddy (an old scalper buddy)
                              but I was sure something would materialize
                              so we walked to the park
                              checked the day of the game window
                              found out they were not leaking any tickets today
                              then ran into a couple women from Oklahoma -- who had 2 tickets for face value
                              they were upper deck
                              but decided to grab them
                              then we got something to eat
                              and had a pint of guinness
                              and were walking back to the park when I saw an old man in a white t-shirt standing there with his grand son
                              he had two box seats
                              first base line
                              row 1

                              amazing seats
                              face was $90
                              I had like $50
                              some guy was offering him $60 --
                              but he wanted $75
                              I talked to him explained that I would gladly pay $75 or even face value
                              but had to get cash
                              he had the two adjoining seats
                              so he took my $50 on the promise that I would bring him the rest on the inside

                              I sold the other tickets for face to some people desperate for affordable tix

                              then went inside

                              I ended up sittin next to the old man
                              and talked him a lot

                              these were his sons seats and he had just died of cancer a few weeks earlier
                              he told me some great stories about climbing the fence to sneak into wrigley during the great depression

                              my dad ended up talking to the family on his right
                              they had a 7 year old son who was under going chemo at the time
                              and this was his first ball game

                              was a wonderful afternoon of great conversation
                              and a good ball game

                              --
                              so like I said
                              things just have a way of happening at wrigley

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