Opening Day Still Fun Despite Loss

helms83:

Great Recap from Bullpen Brian of the game we attended.

Originally posted on Bullpen Brian:

2012-04-05 13.09.34

I had the wonderful privilege of joining staff sergeant Josh Helms as his honorary guest for Opening Day.

He’s a proud father of two, loving husband and member of our armed forces, including having served three tours of duty in the Middle East.

Of course, I’d be remised not to point out Josh’s faithful commitment to Cubdom, of which we discussed at length while eating hot dogs, drinking Old Style and shivering our way through the Cubs lid-lifter–despite the outcome, as Pat Foley would say.

The tickets, behind home plate in section 120, came courtesy of Cubs left-hander Paul Maholm, who raffled them off through Twitter last Thursday.

Maholm was also kind enough to speak with Josh & I beforehand this afternoon near the Cubs dugout. A class move from the southpaw, indeed.

As Bill Murray whipped the fans into a frenzy with his ceremonial first pitch  sprint…

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