My sister Bridget put her name on the waiting list over a decade ago. The Chicago Cubs contacted her in the fall to inform her the wait was over. She would have the opportunity to purchase season tickets for the 2020 campaign. Bridget lived in Lincoln Park when she put her name down, she’s out in Geneva now. But she’s a die-hard, more than willing to venture down to Wrigleyville on a regular basis. In need of a couple collaborators, she reached out to her siblings. Meg resides in Humboldt Park and lives for Cubs games. Becoming a season ticket holder is a dream I’ve had since Andre Dawson roamed right field. Done deal. The Greeleys were all in.
Last Saturday, the Cubs welcomed prospective season ticket holders to Wrigley Field to check out open sections.
We grabbed a pricing guide and some complimentary peanuts & popcorn from the W Club underneath the grandstand and headed out into the seating area. We sat in a few different spots within our price range and crossed our fingers that Bridget could score 3 together when our online purchase opportunity arrived that Tuesday.
At the risk of celebrating too early, we went across the street to Big Star to discuss our potential options and enjoy some tacos, guacamole & beer.
Tuesday arrived and Bridget entered the season ticket portal for a shot at realizing a baseball dream. Meg and I offered our input via phone & text and before long, we zeroed in on a section down the third base line & pulled the trigger. We officially became Cubs season ticket holders. Big moment in our lives.
Unfortunately, even after handing over our $ to the team, we still have no say in blocking a Kris Bryant trade.