Monday, September 29, 2008

The Bleacher Preacher

It's good to see that our friend Jerry Pritikin is still getting his name in lights. A recent Associated Press story...

CHICAGO (AP) -- The famous Wrigley Field marquee scrolls a new message: "2008 NL Central Champs Chicago Cubs."

The Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday to clinch the NL Central division and head into the playoffs. In the city's Wrigleyville neighborhood, fans erupted into cheers, screams and spilled beer at the game-ending catch.

Cub fan Jerry Pritikin is 71-years-old and says he went to his first Cubs game in 1935 at age eight. On Saturday, Pritikin said he was cautiously optimistic for his team's chances at breaking a 100-year streak without winning a World Series.

Jerry has been kind enough to tell us a few of his memorable Cubs stories, and we've featured them throughout the year. Here they are again, for those of you who have a true appreciation of Cubs lore, from a man who has seen most of it...