By George Castle – CBM Historian on April 4, 2018
I wish time travel worked in real life to go back to a favorite Cubs home opener.
I’d beam back to 1978 Omaha and invite the teen-age Tom Ricketts to cut high school and fly to Chicago for one day to attend a Cubs home opener.
Ricketts would understand the Cubs’ fan mentality even better, get at its roots, than on his 21st century daily excursions all around Wrigley Field to chat with paying (a lot) customers dressed in team garb, enjoying their once- or twice-annual outing as if it were a rock concert.
STORYCategory Chicago Baseball History Feature Tags Chicago Baseball History, Chicago Cubs, Larry Bittner, Opening Day, Wrigley Field