Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

As a lifelong Chicagoan, I've attended many Cubs games. Yet, it was still a treat to watch the Cubs play on a warm and sunny Sunday. The crowd was relatively light for a Sunday – maybe because of an afternoon Blackhawks playoff game – but the atmosphere was still good. The roar of the crowd reverberated around the stadium as Welington Castillo blasted a two-run home run in the second inning and the Cubs never trailed the Brewers. Final score: Cubs 4, Brewers 2. 

Chris Costello and his three-year-old daughter Madelynn pose for a Chicago Cubs photographer in front of the Harry Caray statue near the bleacher entrance. Sunday's game was Madelynn's first and she was given a game used ball by a fan who caught one during batting practice. 

Chris Costello and his three-year-old daughter Madelynn pose for a Chicago Cubs photographer in front of the Harry Caray statue near the bleacher entrance. Sunday's game was Madelynn's first and she was given a game used ball by a fan who caught one during batting practice. 

The Cubs Dixieland Band plays before the game. They've been performing at Wrigley Field for 33 years. 

The Cubs Dixieland Band plays before the game. They've been performing at Wrigley Field for 33 years. 

Fans shag balls during batting practice on Waveland Avenue. Dave Davison, second to the right, has collected more than 5000 balls in more than 20 years. 

Fans shag balls during batting practice on Waveland Avenue. Dave Davison, second to the right, has collected more than 5000 balls in more than 20 years. 

Infielder Mike Olt signs autographs before the game.

Infielder Mike Olt signs autographs before the game.

Bora Bora Bill and Mae Merrill embrace as they look inside Wrigley Field. 

Bora Bora Bill and Mae Merrill embrace as they look inside Wrigley Field. 

From Left, Jesse Tuten, Ben Carlson, Joey Legittino and Clayton Nimz walk down a ramp to get nachos. 

From Left, Jesse Tuten, Ben Carlson, Joey Legittino and Clayton Nimz walk down a ramp to get nachos. 

A fan tries to catch a ball thrown into the bleachers. 

A fan tries to catch a ball thrown into the bleachers. 

Jason Davis and his son Kalen, 5, take in the game. 

Jason Davis and his son Kalen, 5, take in the game. 

Fans watch the game from the rooftop bleachers on Sheffield Avenue. 

Fans watch the game from the rooftop bleachers on Sheffield Avenue. 

Cubs infielders Starlin Castro and Emilio Bonifacio warm up before the game. 

Cubs infielders Starlin Castro and Emilio Bonifacio warm up before the game. 

Fans cheer as Mike Olt hits a home run.

Fans cheer as Mike Olt hits a home run.

Cubs closer Hector Rondon strikes out Khris Davis to end the game. 

Cubs closer Hector Rondon strikes out Khris Davis to end the game. 

Infielders Luis Valbuena and Anthony Rizzo shake hands after defeating the Brewers. 

Infielders Luis Valbuena and Anthony Rizzo shake hands after defeating the Brewers.