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Vine Line Sweepstakes Survey Winner: Don Quinones

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for INSIDE THE IVY LOGO.jpgOne would be hard-pressed to find a contestant happier to win the Vine Line Sweepstakes Survey than Don Quinones. The 51-year-old resident of Havana, Ill. faxed in the survey that was randomly selected from a collection of over 500 people.

He is now the owner of a game-used Ted Lilly duffle bag packed with Cubs gifts.

“It was awesome,” Quinones said. “I can’t wait to take it to work and show everybody.”

VL SURVEY SWEEPSTAKES 06small.JPGQuinones (right), a pharmacist and partial season-ticket holder, received his prize prior to the Cubs’ Aug. 2 game versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

He also got to step out onto Wrigley Field for the first time.

Quinones makes the trip up to Wrigley from Havana, which is south of Peoria in central Illinois, for four or five games per year. The rest of his season-ticket share goes to others in his community–the post-prom committee; those putting on benefit auctions; and less fortunate individuals, such as cancer patients.

His tickets aren’t the only possession of Quinones’ going to good use, though. He’s got big, but practical, plans for the Lilly bag.

“I think I’m going to use it quite a bit,” Quinones said, referring to his short trips north for Cubs games. “I would pack my stuff in it. Something like that would be perfect.”

–Joe O’Donnell

 

 

ONE TOWN

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.  

Again, don’t forget to fill out that Vine Line survey and make yourself eligible to win a Cubs duffle bag full of gear! Click here!

 

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The Stanley Cup gets the grand tour of “The Friendly Confines.”

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Ryan Dempster and Carlos Marmol revel in the Cup’s presence. Who’s No. 1?

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Hoisting the Cup, Dempster hopes to be hoisting another type of trophy someday.

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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.

–Mike Huang

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Let the crosstown battle begin–and keep track of it!

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for INSIDE THE IVY LOGO.jpgLost amid all the Hawks hoopla is the fact that there are baseball games going on at Wrigley Field.

It’s brother vs brother, fan vs fan, cats vs dogs….It’s Cubs vs White Sox this weekend!

And for that, we’ve put together a commemorative scorecard with and a special FREE poster on the inside. Also inside is a special informational section for history of the Cubs/Sox rivalry. Check it out below.

Again, don’t forget to fill out that Vine Line survey and make yourself eligible to win a Cubs duffle bag full of gear! Click here!

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GET A FREE POSTER!

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CUBS/SOX SERIES!

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