In the ongoing effort to keep historic Wrigley Field modernized and up-to-date with the times, the Chicago Cubs sent out an email to the media today listing off the various upgrades and improvements the organization has made to the stadium in time for the upcoming season. One of the features the Cubs touted in their email was an expansion of the food and drink selection in Wrigley that has grown increasingly impressive over the past couple seasons. But while new concession stands, more hot dogs, and better beers will be a nice addition to the ballpark experience this season, one upgrade that seemingly no one is talking about stands out far above the rest.
Cubs know their fans. "Come get fucked up at the park on Sundays." pic.twitter.com/m5ES1CQFHb
— jon greenberg (@jon_greenberg) March 31, 2016
Yes, you read that right. Brunch at Wrigley Field during Sunday afternoon games. As if Cubs games aren’t rowdy enough, they decided to add brunch into the mix. The Cubs didn’t officially state where exactly in the stadium they would hold this, but I would be shocked if it wasn’t in the bleachers. I can’t think of a more perfect venue and demographic for hosting brunch, really. If you’re a young 20-something who lives on the North Side, you can put on some Cubs gear and return to the Wrigleyville neighborhood to reclaim your credit card at whatever bar you lost it in after getting blackout drunk the previous Saturday night, then roll into Wrigley for brunch to get the ball rolling on Sunday Funday. No doubt your friends will love the experience of going to this hip new brunch place, either. It also works if you’re a middle-aged businessman coming up from the suburbs with your wife, who will surely appreciate this refined new way to get piss drunk on a Sunday afternoon. Just make sure you’re on high alert when the Cubs are up to bat, or else Kyle Schwarber or Kris Bryant might drop a 460-foot bomb from home plate in your Bloody.
The decision to have brunch at Wrigley speaks to me on a number of levels. I have been a Cubs fan all my life, I currently live three blocks away from the stadium, and I try to get out to as many games a year as I can. I also like to get totally annihilated at brunch. What’s not to love? Even if you’re not a fan of the Cubs or baseball in general, surely you can enjoy the experience of being in the best baseball stadium in America to have brunch and watch what will likely be the best team in the National League. I also think we should make a Grandex outing for this on one of the possible 13 Sunday home games at Wrigley this season. I’ll be in the bleachers for the Saturday, June 4 game against the Diamondbacks with my merry band of degenerate friends, so if you guys want to hit up the June 5 game for brunch so I can recover, I’m down. Maybe Johnny D will renege on his stance on Wrigleyville and join us too. Brunch, brews, babes, and baseball. For as much shit as Cubs fans get for enjoying those things a little too much, it sure sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon at the ballpark to me. .
[via Jon Greenberg]