Sunday, August 17, 2008

Throwing a fit, I mean pitch...

So a buddy of mine points out this article that a kid named "Wrigley" will throw out a first pitch at the end of the month. That's cool. He'll be mocked through high school and possbily college, but hey, it gets him a free ticket, so what the heck. Seriously parents - seriously.

On a related note, a 104 year old Cubs fan made headlines recently about HIS request to throw out a first pitch at a Cubs game in the playoffs - and is surprised when he won't get a definitive answer. "I don't know how much time I have left"

Ok, so in 104 years, you couldn't send in a freakin' postcard? Or is it all of a sudden, the Cubs are doing well, so NOW it's important. Now look, I'm as sensitive to the situation as the next guy, but c'mon. You're 104 years old. Talk about your procrastination! Dude. Think about it. The Cubs are playing well. You're just the latest in a LOOONG line of bandwagon jumpers. Somehow I think John Cusak has a better shot here. Don't think just because you can get a local paper to write a 3 paragraph article pleading your case that the Cubs are gonna roll out the red carpet for you. They sold out that field through YEARS of losing. There's no such thing as bad press for the Cubs. Get in line like everybody else.

That's another minute, which may be more than that guy has...

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