You've got to hand it to the marketing department of the Chicago Cubs. As if selling individual ivy leaves from the outfield walls at $200 a piece, plus $15 for shipping weren't enough, now you can break the bank buying dad the ultimate in Cubs fan timepieces.
Yesterday in this space, we were talking about bucket lists. In particular, bucket lists that are specific to Illinoisans ("Is This The Ultimate Bucket List for Illinoisans?"). Well, thanks to the good folks at Rock Valley College Community and Continuing Education, you've got…
The short explanation is that you buy one and bring it home. Then, place it somewhere in a spot of honor in your home here in Rockford. Then, sit in it as often as you please. If you've got the spare cash it'll take to get yourself one, that is.
Normally, when the season is over, the Chicago Cubs make 18 inch squares of the infield and outfield turf available to fans on a first-come-first-serve basis. I say "normally" because the 2016 Chicago Cubs season was anything but normal.
The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants series is officially over. The Cubs won game 4 in dramatic fashion but there's a server somewhere in Chicago that was wishing for the Giants to come back to Chicago for game 5.