Who doesn’t enjoy getting a nice buzz before attending a sporting event? Beers inside stadiums are around the same price as black market organs, so cracking open beers in a parking lot or guzzling them in a nearby bar makes sense on every level imaginable.
Chicago Cubs fans, however, are taking this concept way too far.
The Cubs host the Cleveland Indians for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. It’s the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since Harry Truman conquered the dinosaurs and founded Rome or whatever. It’s been a long time and I don’t feel like looking up the specific date. But it’s a big deal. Fans are pumped. Perhaps, fans are too pumped, because a lot of them decided to pregame at Wrigleyville bars before sunrise.
This is the sports version of the amateur hour that is St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of once-a-year drinkers showing up in green and puking on bar floors, it’s the fans of a team that reaches the World Series once a century showing up in shirts with billy goats and puking everywhere. You have to be out of your mind to pregame for something 12 hours in advance. I understand the excitement, but if they continue at this level the people in these photos will be unconscious at first pitch.
Some advice for anyone heading to a bar after reading this: Water. If you’re not hydrating, you’re not making it to the game. You will pee every 20 minutes for six hours but you won’t feel hungover when the game starts. Also: Eat everything. That helps. Sure, after eight hours of beers, bratwurst and deep dish pizza, you will without question clog your toilet the next morning but, that’s next morning’s problem. I’m getting you through Friday alive.
This has been Day Drinking With Dave.