We spent the night in South Bend, home of Joe Montana's alma mater, the University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Stadium, home of the Fighting Irish
Ara Parseghian statue; Parseghian is still ticking at 87 years old
Not a bad campus
Knute Rockne statue; he died in a plane crash in 1931, but even today is recognized as one of the greatest coaches of all time
Lou Holtz, still ticking at 73
The late Frank Leahy
Still in Indiana, at a rest stop, we see Amish folks for the first time. Maybe they're Mennonite, hence the use of an automobile; still, they're "plain people."
Patrick walking down to the shore at West Beach, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
This is the first time I've set foot in one of the Great Lakes
It was sweltering hot in Indiana, hence the amount of people
Michael Jackson's house growing up, Gary, IN
Recently dedicated monument
Patrick and I weren't the only MJ fans to have stopped by before
Back in Chicago again!
First stop - the legendary Superdawg
We took the L all the way down to the South Side, to see the White Sox host the Seattle Mariners
Despite being most famous for his World Series antics as a Red *Sock*, Carlton Fisk actually spent the majority of his career in Chicago as a White *Sock*
The Champions Monument
We're almost done with our mission! Wooooo!
Although I bought us nosebleeds on StubHub, we were upgraded free of charge by the White Sox, who were actually the vendor on StubHub. So these ended up being our best seats of the week!
Patrick's camera... and Patrick
It was Asian Heritage Night, so we were treated to a traditional Indian dance pre-game
Paul Konerko at first base for Chicago
Ichiro Suzuki, going to bat for Seattle
I took this photo because the number and frequency of the vendors visiting our aisle was truly reprehensible. Fortunately the wave died down, but not before making us question our sanity.
Chone Figgins hits a 2-run homer for Seattle in the top of the 2nd
Fireworks for Gordon Beckham's home run in the bottom of the 2nd
Apparently Chicago mayor Richard Daley was in attendance (we were told that that was him speaking to the usher). Mayor Daley was (true story) hit by 2 balls and a BAT during the game. Quite possibly the strangest assassination attempt ever!
More fireworks, this time for Alexei Ramirez's home run in the 5th inning...
And now some more for Paul Konerko's home run immediately thereafter!
Seattle had a four run lead going into the bottom of the 2nd, but now the game was tied in the 5th due to 3 home runs
Buh bye, Jason Vargas
Southpaw, ChiSox mascot
The fans are getting pumped up as the White Sox get the go-ahead run in the 7th
Ichiro was having a good night, but he couldn't have been happy with the flow of the game