For the 10th consecutive year, the Chicago Cubs are opening Wrigley Field up to the people of Chicago to say thank you for their undying, through thick-and-thin support. On Saturday, October 2, 2010, neighbors in Wrigleyville/Lakeview will be able to enjoy free food, refreshments and an opportunity to play catch on the beautiful green grass of Wrigley Field.
Of course, this was just announced yesterday, and the event is tomorrow, so it’s a kind of short notice there. But maybe you have nothing else to do? This sounds a bit like the friend who calls you on Friday night at 9:45 PM, and asks you “hey, what are you doing tonight?”
But this news is still much pleasant than the story that surfaced across the street at Sluggers bar and grill a couple weeks ago.
By Paul M. Banks
The event runs from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT. Neighbors will enter at the Bud Light Bleacher Gate (located at the corner of Waveland and Sheffield ) Mike Lufrano, senior vice president, Community Affairs, Chicago Cubs will attend, along with approximately 1,000 Wrigleyville residents.
Given the dismal state of the American and local economies, I actually wouldn’t be surprised if triple or quadruple that number show up. There is free food there after all.
Paul M. Banks is President and CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Chicago Tribune’s blog network, Walter Football.com, the Washington Times Communities, Yardbarker Network, and Fox Sports.com
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