I can only afford to make one baseball trip this season, and I am torn between going to Seattle on my birthday, to see my favorite team, the Mets play two games at Safeco, or see the Cubs play the Cardinals at Wrigley, and the Mets play the Brewers at Miller Park.
I've never been to either city before, and both trips will cost about the same.
The way I see it, is if I go to Seattle, I will be able to see my favorite team play on my birthday, in a city that they might not play in for 3-5 years, and I'm really interested in exploring the city. However Safeco would be the only ballpark I would visit this season.
If I go to Chicago, I get to see a rivalry matchup on Ernie Banks replica statue day, and I get to see Wrigley before the renovations take place after next season. I've dreamed of going to Chicago for the last couple years, but just couldn't make it happen. I also get to see the Mets in Milwaukee.
If I don't go to Seattle, I won't consider going there until the Mets play at Safeco again. I have no interest in seeing Wrigley after the renovations, and Mets won't be playing at US Cellular for a while, so if I don't go this season, I won't be in Chicago for a long time.
I'm having so much trouble deciding. I've lost sleep the last couple nights trying to decide, and need to decide soon, since flights are starting to fill.
Thanks for reading. I would appreciate any feedback/advice/input.