I’ve heard some rumblings about this from multiple sources over the past couple weeks, but nothing was ironclad (including where the Wild Card Game would be played – still isn’t).
Today, though, the Tribune reports that the Chicago Cubs are planning to open Wrigley Field on October 7 to allow fans to watch the Wild Card Game if it’s played in Pittsburgh.
Which would be completely, and thoroughly awesome. The highs and lows of sports are accentuated by being with thousands of other crazy people.
The Tribune says that tickets would be made available first to season ticket holders, and then sold to the public at a fixed price, with proceeds going to charity. You’re going to want to keep an eye on the Tribune for more details as they become available (assuming the Cubs don’t up and announce it sooner). For his part, Chairman Tom Ricketts said yesterday to the media that this was a possibility, but nothing was yet decided (Wittenmyer, Sullivan).
If the Cubs do announce anything official, I’ll be sure to let you know – and I hope as many BN’ers as possible can make the “game.” I’ll definitely be there.