The words “if necessary” add a layer of unpredictability to ticket sales that doesn’t exist during the regular season. Regular season schedules are released months in advance, and airfare and hotel accommodations can be taken care of months in advance. If someone has a business trip to Seattle in the Spring, for example, and wants to take in a game at Safeco Field, cialisfrance24.com there’s now plenty of lead time to make that happen.
This weekend is something that a sizable part of Chicago has waited for 71 years to see happen.
Some Philadelphia sports fan set down his sour grapes long enough to call into a national sports talk show on Thursday night, and lament that Cubs fans who claim to have waited “all their life” for this moment are forgetting about the White Sox in the World Series back in 2005. That shows how little a Philly fan knows about baseball in Chicago.
With the World Series kicking off in Cleveland on Tuesday night, it’s as good a time as any to consider how different baseball’s championship is from football. Why football? Because its title game has become synonymous with a really big event. It’s so big the NFL aggressively protects against unauthorized use of the term. Hopefully baseball is a bit more relaxed than that.
Anyone who’s ever seen the movie Field of Dreams knows all about the James Earl Jones speech toward the end of the movie. It’s as though Darth Vader came back from the future, put on an amiable face and an old hat, and told us all what we should already know: Baseball marks the time. There’s some imagery from this speech–“America has been erased like a blackboard”– that is playing out right now at the intersection of Clark and Addison Streets in Chicago, where Wrigley Field is located.
Biking has exploded in Chicago over the past five years. There are many reasons for this, from moving away from fossil fuels to the expansion of bike lanes–and the creation of some protected bike lanes–throughout the city. And the city’s rideshare program–known as Divvy–has made bike riding in Chicago more commonplace than ever before. Drive on Milwaukee Avenue at any time, day or night, and the number of bicyclists sharing the road will truly blow your mind.
By R Lincoln Harris
Love is in the air this year, especially at Wrigley Field. The venerable old park has been undergoing a makeover in recent years, and the enormous scoreboard in the left field bleachers is perhaps the most obvious upgrade of all. Last week, the scoreboard even served as a makeshift wedding chapel.
by R. Lincoln Harris
The major league season is often compared to a marathon, and rightly so. No other sports league puts its players through 162 games a season, and they would go broke if they tried. It takes 10 baseball games to equal one football game in terms of overall importance on the regular season. The ratio drops to 2-to-1 for basketball and hockey, but the point is still clear: baseball games are, by far, the most bountiful commodity in professional sports.
As the Chicago Cubs embark on a new and exciting season many fans look to the upcoming schedule. Fans will preview games against Chicagoâ€™s biggest rivals while other fans look to the promotional schedule to see what fun and exciting items to enjoy on these special days. T-Shirts, Bobble Heads, Hats and Kids events are few of the many promotions fans can expect from a trip to the game.
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(All promotions and event dates are subject to change)
*All giveaways are while supplies last unless noted*
April 11 vs. Cincinnati Reds Cubs Magnet Schedule (First 30,000)
April 30 vs. Atlanta Braves Ron Santo Replica Statue (First 10,000)
May 8 vs. Washington Nationals Cubs Charities â€œPink Outâ€ T-Shirt (First 5,000)
May 27 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 90â€™s Visor (First 5,000 21+)
June 1 Los Angeles Dodgers Cubs Cap (First 5,000)
June 3 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Cubs Reusable Tote Bag (First 20,000)
June 4 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Commemorative Oversized Trading Card (First 10,000)
June 5 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Cubs Laundry Hamper (First 10,000 13 & under)
June 17 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates T-Shirt (First 5,000 21+)
June 19 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Kids Hooded Towel (First 5,000 13 & under)
July 4 vs Cincinnati Reds Cubs Camo Apron (First 10,000)
July 5 vs. Cincinnati Reds Anthony Rizzo â€œTarp Catchâ€ Bobblehead (First 10,000)
July 6 vs. Cincinnati Reds 1916 Chicago Cubs Replica Throwback Jersey (First 30,000)
July 15 vs. Texas Rangers Distressed Cubs Cap (First 5,000 21+)
July 17 vs. Texas Rangers Cubs Family Decals (First 5,000 13 & under)
July 18 vs. New York Mets Cubs Ear Buds with Case (First 10,000)
July 19 vs. New York Mets Cubs Pajama bottoms (First 10,000)
July 20 vs. New York Mets Jake Arrieta Bobblehead (First 10,000)
July 29 vs. Seattle Mariners Tank Top (First 5,000 21+)
July 30 vs. Seattle Mariners Cubs Misting Fan (First 10,000)
July 31 vs. Seattle Mariners Cubs Youth Batting Practice Pullover (First 5,000 13 & under)
August 1 vs. Miami Marlins Kris Bryant Bobblehead (First 10,000)
August 3 vs. Miami Marlins Cubs Graphic Socks (First 10,000)
August 12 vs. St. Louis Cardinals Cubs Fedora (First 5,000 21+)
August 14 vs. St. Louis Cardinals Clark Hat (First 5,000 13 & under)
August 16 vs. Milwaukee Brewers Joe Maddon Bobblehead (First 10,000)
August 17 vs. Milwaukee Brewers Cubs Beach Tote Bag (First 10,000)
August 18 vs. Milwaukee Brewers Cubs Floppy Hat (First 10,000 21+)
August 30 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Cubs Wine cork Sunglasses (First 10,000 21+)
September 2 vs. San Francisco Giants Maddon Glasses (First 5,000 21+)
September 3 vs. San Francisco Giants Cubs Tumbler (First 10,000)
September 16 vs. Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Schwarber â€œHome Runâ€ Bobblehead (First 10,000)
September 17 vs. Milwaukee Brewers Cubs Stainless Steel Drink Bottle (First 10,000)
September 18 vs. Milwaukee Brewers Item TBD (First 10,000)