A very happy St. Patty’s Day to you all!
The Cubs are off today but that doesn’t mean you can’t see some Cubs play baseball. Head over to Hohokam Park this evening for the 3rd Annual Fergie & Friends celebrity baseball game for charity.
You’ll rub shoulders with Hall of Famers – Ferguson Jenkins, Billy Williams, Harmon Killebrew, Rollie Fingers, Gaylord Perry, Meadowlark Lemon and Bobby Bell plus other former Cubs stars like Ron Santo, Keith Moreland, Dave Kingman, Randy Hundley, Lee Smith, Jody Davis, Bob Dernier, and Glenn Beckert.
$10 general admission or $25 VIP tickets that include an on field meet and greet from 5 to 5:45 pm. Gates open at 4:00 pm. Autograph session with Hall of Famers in the concourse prior to the game (I think they charge for these, it is for charity). The game begins at 7 pm.
The weather is going to be near perfect this evening and the event will raise money for worthy causes. Many local celebrity types like CBS-5’s sports guys Chris Coraggio and Eric Sperling, KTAR’s Doug Franz, KOY’s Danny Davis, KEZ’s Marty Manning will form a team to play against Fergie & Friends. Yes, it has a similar feel to the Harlem Globetrotters vs the Washington Generals but last years game was actually competitive.
This PA Announcer and Hohokam organist George Kiefer are also on the Generals…eh…”All-Stars” going against Fergie’s team. Sure the Hall of Famers don’t throw like they used too but some of these guys like Dave Stewart and Lee Smith can still bring it. Big Lee Arthur was still playing in the Majors as recently as 1997.
See you at Hohokam, Slainte!