First Look: Cubs homestand vs. Pirates, Cardinals


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First Look: Cubs homestand vs. Pirates, Cardinals

CHICAGO—The Chicago Cubs close out the 2018 regular season with visits from the Pittsburgh Pirates September 24-27 and the St. Louis Cardinals September 28-30.

On Thursday, September 27, the Cubs will host their annual #CubsSocial Media Night powered by Xfinity. The night includes a pregame event at the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern where guests can enjoy a Q-and-A panel, photo booth, specialty cocktails curated by Red Bull and more. Fans watching at home can tune in to NBC Sports Chicago for an interactive #CubsSocial broadcast. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/socialmedianight.

On Sunday, September 30, the Cubs will host Fan Appreciation Day. To celebrate, the Cubs will forego a traditional first pitch and instead Cubs players and associates will toss signed baseballs to fans before the game. As in years past, the seventh inning stretch will be led by the Wrigley Field Grounds Crew.

Homestand highlights follow.

Food and Beverage Offerings:

Wrigley Field will once again serve foodie spins on ballpark favorites this season. The Cubs and hospitality partner Levy are focusing on freshly prepared, chef-driven menu items including house-smoked short ribs and pork shoulder; house-made pickles, chips, slaws and condiments; and creative twists on classic Chicago flavors. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/food.

Hot Doug's continues its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Pete LaCock, a ribeye steak sausage with horseradish cream and blue cheese; the Bill Bonham, an atomic pork sausage with cherry marmalade and smoked Gouda cheese; and the Rick Reuschel, a spicy Vienna Beef sausage with jalapeño mustard, pepper jack cheese and crispy fried onions.

Cubs Charities and Community events:

On Wednesday, September 26, Cole Hamels will present both the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) and Working in the Schools (WITS), with a $5,000 check on behalf of the Hamels Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the power of education by giving them the tools they need to achieve their goals.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon will once again support Chicago nonprofit organizations through his "Respect Community" charity T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon will represent a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization's T-shirt during his postgame press conference. On Friday, September 28, Maddon will represent High Jump, a tuition-free academic enrichment program for seventh and eighth graders in Chicago.

Homestand Details September 24-30

Monday, September 24, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

· Community Night presented by PEAK: Hispanic Heritage Night
· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley
· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, September 25, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

· Promotion: Cubs Drawstring Hat presented by RumChata, up to the first 10,000 early arriving adults, age 21 and older
· Community Night presented by PEAK: Big Ten Night
· Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, September 26, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

· Community Night presented by PEAK: Alzheimer’s Awareness Night
· Community Night presented by PEAK: DePaul University Night
· 7th inning stretch: Chicago Cubs organist Gary Pressy
· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Thursday, September 27, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

· Pregame: #CubsSocial Media Night at Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern
· Community Night presented by PEAK: Loyola University Chicago Night
· 7th inning stretch: Loyola University men’s basketball head coach Porter Moser
· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Friday, September 28, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.

· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Cubs Hall of Famer Andre Dawson
· Broadcast: ABC 7, ESPN, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Saturday, September 29, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 12:05 p.m.

· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Co-stars from the movie “Rookie of the Year” Thomas Ian Nicholas and Amy Morton
· Broadcast: FOX, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Sunday, September 30, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 2:20 p.m.

· Pregame: Fan Appreciation Day, Cubs players and associates will toss signed baseballs to fans in the crowd
· 7th inning stretch: Wrigley Field Grounds Crew
· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
· Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, first 1,000 children age 13 and younger

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