The Cubs have their lone day off this spring today, no doubt to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. At least that’s what I’d like to believe the schedule makers were thinking. At any rate I’m going to be celebrating my Irish heritage with family and friends later this evening while listening to the band Flogging Molly at Tempe Town Lake. Flogging Molly is led by legendary Dublin born singer/songwriter Dave King. While influenced and inspired by traditional Irish music this band definitely puts there own high powered twist on their tunes.
Today is a bit more meaningful St. Paddy’s Day for me as I will be headed to the Emerald Isle for my first visit ever in just over 3 weeks. Almost all my relatives on my Dad’s side come from Ireland as well as one branch from my Mother’s side. It will be a test to see how well I can keep up with the Cubs early season progress while in Ireland. I will ask some of the locals what they know about the Chicago Cubs and American baseball. It should be one heck of a trip as we plan to see plenty of Ireland during the two weeks, even though we are working a bit scouting locations for a future cable TV show.
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day, and be safe.
Below are a couple songs from Flogging Molly.