I simply can’t believe it but a few nights ago the unthinkable happened…the Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series of Baseball. No, I’m not dreaming. Am I’m stone cold sober, too. You see, our time is now…and we need to get our little ones up on our Cubby Blue bandwagon, don’t you think? So here is something to share with your baseball loving family and friends near and far: A Chicago Kid’s Guide to the World Series.
Go to a local farm or petting zoo and feed a goat. You know, just to keep it happy. JUST IN CASE.
Work off all of your World Series anxiety at Margaret Donahue Park. Indulge your parents and actually smile for a picture on the Cubs logo, too. And be quick about it…there will be a line.
Play “I SPY” for W flags in your neighborhood. If you really want a challenge, play this game on the south side.
Throw a coin in a water fountain and wish for an end to the World Series drought. Our lucky fountain is at North School Park, but simply search “water fountains” in the side bar and you will see many lucky options across Chicagoland.
Take a nap. Seriously. Because if you want to watch any of the game, you need to rest up. Throw a tantrum from being over tired and you are definitely getting put to bed before the first pitch. I can guarantee it.
Go visit Wrigley Field. I’m not saying you should blow your college fund on a World Series ticket, however. Just walk around the outside of the ball park and you will be sure to feel the magic of Harry Caray, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandburg…the list goes on and on.
If you want to get together and watch a game with the rest of Chicagoland, try out some of these family friendly places to enjoy a delicious meal and a Cubs victory.
Read up on your Cubs history. Because you need to know why being in the World Series is such a huge deal for your parents, grandparents, great grandparents and more. And if you don’t believe how excited we are about the Cubs so far this season, just watch my cousin Bill Murray crying tears of joy.
LET’S GO CUBBIES!!!!
If you are lucky enough to be heading to Wrigley, don’t leave home without reading my tips for freebies and extra fun…and if you are having a party at home like we are, check out my suggestions for how to throw an amazing baseball playoffs party.
GO CUBS GO!