Monday, June 14, 2010

More from Wrigley:


Ozzie: "I got tears in my eyes when [Kane] put the puck in the net. I don't know nothing about hockey. I don't even know the players' names. I watch a couple games and I love it and have fun. But I got flashbacks [about] what those guys feel right now, how they love each other right now, how they're the best.

Ozzie: "Things change. I had tears in my eyes, because nothing is better than winning. Especially in Chicago, where people are hungry to have winning teams. It's a great experience when you win."

Sharp: "It's amazing to see how happy people are getting around town, especially when they see that Cup. I knew it would be exciting, but I had no idea it would be like this. It's been an absolute circus everywhere we've gone, and everyone wants to celebrate with us. That's the best part about it."

"Maybe it was the moment the Blackhawks marched triumphantly onto Wrigley Field's outfield grass with Lord Stanley's Cup."

"Maybe it was when the capacity crowd screamed its lungs out to Jim Cornelison's rendition of the National Anthem."

"Whenever it was, somewhere along the way Sunday night, Chicago realized it had a front-row seat to all that is good and right in sports on a magical evening won't soon be forgotten."

"For one evening at least, Chicago baseball became relevant again.

It wasn't that the
Cubs -- third place, 8½ games back in the National League Central -- or the White Sox -- third place, 7½ games back in the American League Central -- did anything special.

But their series finale in Wrigley Field was the setting for the first mass viewing of the Stanley Cup since the Friday parade honoring the
Chicago Blackhawks, who ended half a century of National Hockey League frustration by beating the FlyersWednesday."

"They celebrated with fans along the left-field line as Queen's "We Are the Champions" played, and Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee walked over to shake hands with Toews."

"While the team gathered by the mound, Quenneville paraded the cup behind the plate from the third-base dugout to the first-base dugout as the crowd roared. The boos were reserved for Guillen, who said the championship parade for his team in 2005 "was better.""

"When the rest of the Blackhawks walked back toward the right-field gate following the U.S. national anthem, Sharp had one more thing to do. He took a lead from first and stole second, sliding feet first into the bag before leaving the field."


-Sox Drawer: Blackhawks mania is Beatles-esque (click link for video) The Stanley Cup comes to Wrigley Field (click link for video)

-Stanley Cup Visits Wrigley: 7th inning stretch

-Stanley Cup Visits Wrigley: Anthem

-Stanley Cup Visits Wrigley: First Pitch

-Stanley Cup Visits Wrigley: Handshakes

-Stanley Cup Visits Wrigley: Outfield Parade


(from the chicago blackhawks and examiner)

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