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Wrigley Field vendor Rocco Caputo threw out a first pitch last year after appearing with Cubs board member Todd Ricketts on Undercover Boss. (Photo by Stephen Green)
Here’s a current listing of the seventh-inning stretch conductors for this weekend:
- Monday, Sept. 5. Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks
- Tuesday, Sept. 6. David Kaplan and Todd Hollandsworth / Comcast SportsNet Cubs analysts
- Wednesday, Sept. 7. Rocco Caputo and Todd Ricketts / Wrigley Field vendor and Cubs board member
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Sunday’s game against the White Sox almost had all the drama of a Hollywood script. There were men in black and men in white. A duel ensued under sheet of misty rain. And a champion paraded into town to uplift the masses….
Baseball fans were treated to near history with a double no-hitter taken into the seventh. White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd lost his bid in the seventh, while Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly extended his no-hitter through the eighth. Juan Pierre broke it up in the ninth with a single.
In the end the Cubs won the game, but the city of Chicago was the real winner. To be sure, it has been a rough first half for both sides of town. On national television, the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks triumphantly paraded around “The Friendly Confines.” Indeed, the Blackhawks gave Cubs and White Sox fans something to cheer about, as they all collectively drank the goodness from Lord Stanley’s cup.
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The Stanley Cup gets the grand tour of “The Friendly Confines.”
Ryan Dempster and Carlos Marmol revel in the Cup’s presence. Who’s No. 1?
Hoisting the Cup, Dempster hopes to be hoisting another type of trophy someday.
Forward John Madden shares the Cup with ecstatic Cubs and Sox fans.
And amid all that, a pitching duel broke out as Ted Lilly (left) and Gavin Floyd had no-hitters going through the seventh and eighth innings, respectively. Lilly earned the win with a one-hitter.
It was a long homestand, and the Cardinals took 2-of-3 after the Cubs took 2-of-3 from the Dodgers. But one thing was for sure: The Chicago Blackhawks were offering the entire city positive energy in their chase for the Stanley Cup, and they brought it to Wrigley Field.
Last Tuesday, after they had made quick work of the San Jose Sharks, several of the players were at the game and chatted up Cubs left-hander Tom Gorzelanny.
In the stands (left to right) Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Brian Campbell and Adam Burish, all sporting their playoff facial hair in true lumberjack style.
Burish and Gorzelanny (below, left) struck up a conversation right before the game started.
Then they all watched as Cubs legend Lee Smith helped conduct the 7th-inning stretch.
And as an added bonus, international kung-fu film star Jackie Chan (below) threw out the first pitch with rookie James Russell catching him.