Just when you thought a stadium brewskie couldn't get anymore valuable priceless souvenirs start raining out of the sky right into beer cups all across Wrigley. Poetic justice really. For over $9 a drink they should all come with a memento of days and paychecks gone by.
Love Cubs fans reactions. Do you really have a choice but to chug it? The damage is done. You're not throwing out a drink that rings in at about 95 cents a sip. It just gives new meaning to the term 'floater'. 'Can of corn' or 'cup of beer'? It's like the adult beverage equivalent of the prize at the bottom of the 'Cracker jack' box. You can't reach your hand all the way to the bottom without finishing the snack first, and you can't take the baseball out until you finish your drink. You got to earn that virtually meaningless April foul ball. It's not like there is some 5 second rule that prevents your beer from being contaminated. Not when a baseball comes flying out of left field at high speeds and lands right in your Bud Light. Is it the most sanitary thing to do? Probably not. However, if you're a germ-a-phob you might want to reconsider those Cubs' season tickets. After all, we are talking about a place where a significant portion of men werepissing into cups to avoid 2 hour long bathroom lines just a couple of weeks ago. When in Rome do as the Romans do, and when in Wrigley you drink your dirty baseball beer without hesitation. God made dirt and dirt don't hurt.
P.S. There is an A+ beer marketing campaign in that 'Gold Glove' reference. I don't know how to institute it, but it's there.