As if channeling fellow Chicago icon Oprah Winfrey, the Cubs have announced that they’ll be staging giveaways during each of their home games in the month of August. While I suspect fans won’t be finding car keys under their seats, some of the prizes won over the first few days of the promotion have been pretty awesome.
So far, fans have been treated to:
- An El Mago signed baseball
- A visit from Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg
- Meeting Cubs organist Gary Pressy and picking a song to be played between innings
They’re billing the promotion, appropriately, as “14 Days of Wrigley Field Fantics.” With three of those games already in the books, that leaves 11 home games during which you might get lucky. While I don’t know what those prizes are, anything from an Italian beef sandwich with Anthony Rizzo to a visit to the Village of Bedford Park with Pat Hughes sounds pretty good to me. And who knows, maybe there really is a car in there somewhere.
You can read more about the promotion on the official Cubs website.