The Milwaukee Brewers don’t want Miller Park filled with Chicago Cubs fans when their NL Central rivals come to town, and they’re taking steps to try to make that happen.
The Brewers announced a presale for tickets to Cubs games open only to Wisconsin residents on Wednesday, with the team’s Twitter account openly admitting that the purpose was to prevent Chicago fans from getting their hands on tickets.
Any claims that this presale is an attempt to prevent Cubs fans from getting Brewers tickets are… well, pretty accurate, actually.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) February 13, 2019
Let’s just say that these comments from Cole Hamels may have played on Milwaukee’s mind when making this decision. They’ll be mocked for it, though, and criticized by the contingent of Brewer fans who do live in Illinois and are shut out from attending these games.
We have another example of a gem of a fan to highlight.
A Chicago Cubs fan took a ball that was intended for a child during Sunday’s Cubs-Cardinals game at Wrigley Field.
Sorry, kid. Baseball is for balding men. pic.twitter.com/o138NDkcRe
— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) July 22, 2018
Unfortunately this sort of thing is more common than you think.
Let’s hope the fan did the right thing and gave the ball to the kid. At least the Cubs tried to make it right.
Should be noted that the Cubs made this right and Javy Baez gave the poor kid a signed baseball. Well done, @Cubs.
— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) July 22, 2018
At least one Chicago Cubs fan is not buying the reason Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker gave as a possible cause of Stephen Strasburg’s illness.
A day after Baker blamed mold season as a possible cause of the illness that nearly kept Strasburg from pitching Game 4, at least one Cubs fan came prepared for such a danger.
Well played kid. Well frecking played. pic.twitter.com/pRkV65C1Wf
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) October 11, 2017
Baker had this coming, as did the Nationals. The organization’s shaky explanation of Strasburg’s illness on Tuesday looked even sillier when, 24 hours later, the ace pitcher did indeed turn out healthy enough to start. The Nationals simply could have said that Strasburg was sick and he would pitch if he could. Instead, they immediately ruled him out, went back and forth, made excuses, and ended up looking sheepish when he pitched anyway.
Two Chicago Cubs fans have raised the bar of fandom.
Stephen and Bronwyn Case were lucky enough to have their first child born on Sunday. The two are Cubs fans and decided to name their daughter “Waveland” after the street that runs behind the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field.
Stephen proudly shared a photo on Twitter of him holding his daughter, who was born on Father’s Day:
— Stephen Case (@casest10) June 18, 2017
Though the Cases are not from Chicago — they’re originally from Texas and Tennessee — they told the Chicago Tribune that they now consider Chicago to be their hometown. They were looking for a unique Chicago-centric name for their child and considered Addison and Sheffield — two other streets lining Wrigley — but liked Waveland the most.
The two certainly have one thing going for them: that is one unique name. It will probably leave many Cubs fans jealous, and could start a trend among the passionate fan group.
Chicago Cubs fans were so eager to buy themselves a part of history that they crashed the website selling the team’s World Series rings.
The Cubs on Wednesday received their championship rings for winning the World Series last year. The rings are spectacular and feature 108 diamonds to reflect the 108 years the team went between championships.
Jostens, the company that made the rings, also has made a few different versions of the ring available for fans to purchase. The price ranges from $10,800 for the high-end ring to $299 for a lower-end replica version.
Cubs fans with a little money to spend of course wanted to see what was available for purchase and ended up flocking to Jostens’ site with such frequency that they crashed it:
— Kylann Scheidt (@kyyysch) April 13, 2017
The site came back up, and you can view what’s available here.
If you had to wait 108 years between titles, you’d probably be that excited about a ring too. Heck, Cubs fans were getting up in the middle of the night just to watch their team in the World Series.
It was a wild day in Chicago on Friday as the Cubs celebrated their World Series title with a massive parade and rally downtown. Some people were excited. Some people were, in all probability, a little drunk. And some people were on lamp posts before falling off of them.
This young man, for instance, took a mighty tumble during the festivities, though he seemed to be okay.
— Tony rinaldi (@Tonyrinaldi23) November 4, 2016
This probably isn’t even the only person to have this happen. In fact, we know he isn’t. Chicago looks to have, by and large, celebrated safely, though. Hopefully this guy just has a couple scrapes and a story that he can tell.
It’s no surprise that there are some very enthusiastic fans at Friday’s Chicago Cubs victory parade.
One fan in particular was interviewed by WGN, and simply couldn’t hold back his enthusiasm.
Bro, smoke a J. Calm down. pic.twitter.com/dMJGJSeENZ
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 4, 2016
His slightly embarrassed nod after being reminded of the microphone by the interviewer is priceless.
To be fair, though, it’s impossible to blame the guy for his excitement. He and many other Cub fans have been waiting a lifetime for a day like this. He might lose his voice Friday, but you can bet that he’s going to remember this day for the rest of his life.