Some Cubs merch outside Wrigley. Interesting t-shirts include one that said “Cardinals Take It In Their Pujols“. Very nice.
I talked to a vendor before the game that was selling Kosuke Fukudome merch including some headbands for $10. He asked if I would like to take one home to Cincinnati, and I said I would, but not for $10. He went on to tell me that he was a White Sox fan and Cubs fans are the dumbest fans on earth. He apparently laughs to himself every time a Cubs fan gives him a dollar.
Fukudome mania is pretty crazy up there. Fun to see, actually. We need to have Brandon Phillips mania or something. Maybe Bruce mania when he comes up? We’ll have to work on that.