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Now Playing: Stretching out with Israel Idonije

Chicago Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije might spend his Sundays beating up opposing offenses in the trenches, but he is widely regarded as one of the NFL’s nice guys. On Sept. 17, Vine Line caught up with the football star and humanitarian, who was on hand to throw out the first pitch with a student from his foundation. Idonije discussed his path to the NFL, his charitable side and what a North Side World Series would mean to the city of Chicago.

To read the full interview, pick up the November issue of Vine Line, featuring Darwin Barney’s golden season, on sale now at Chicago-area retailers. Or subscribe to Vine Line, the official magazine of the Chicago Cubs, for just $29.95.

Coming up: Seventh-inning stretch singers this homestand

Pat Fitzgerald sings the stretch

Pat Fitzgerald conducts the stretch at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Some seventh-inning stretch conductors for this homestand:

  • Tuesday, May 24. Pat Fitzgerald / Northwestern head football coach
  • Saturday, May 28. Digger Phelps / ESPN college basketball analyst and former Notre Dame head coach
  • Tuesday, May 31. Israel Idonije / Chicago Bears defensive end

And while you’re at the ballpark this week, don’t forget to pick up your Vine Line Game Day Edition, the new Wrigley Field program and scorecard that’s just $2.