The Playoffs at Wrigley Field: To spill or not to spill by Ultimate Sports Fan, Andrew

Wrigley is a spectacle during playoff time. The streets of Sheffield and Waveland are packed with people, SRO tickets for the game are going for $200 each (a bit higher than the $10 ticket I bought in Phoenix), and every house around Wrigley is throwing a party. The Ultimate Sports Wife and I will “tailgate” in our courtyard before going to the game. The face value on our Upper Deck ticket is $25, which we bought from the Cubs through our season tickets.

During the 2003 MLB playoffs the Cubs won two games at home - Game 3 of the NLDS and Game 2 of the NLCS (we attended all 6 home games). At the beginning of each game the Cubs won, the Ultimate Sports Wife had a beer spilled on her and kicked over a beer in the bleachers, respectively. Both of these spills lead to an argument of some kind, but also the Cubs winning their game. With the Cubs down 2-0 in the NLDS this year, I am secretly rooting for some kind of beer to be spilled. Not that it will matter much, but with a Cubs’ curse so strong we need to find any excuse to break it.