WINDY CITY RIVALS
I’m reluctant to admit it, but I’m not much of a baseball fan. Don’t get me wrong, nothing could make a sunny afternoon at the ballpark more perfect. But regarding the actual logistics of the game, I’m clueless! I couldn’t even tell you how many innings there are in a game. Fortunately for me, Chicago baseball chatter has more to do with the never-ending rivalry between the North side’s Cubs and the South side’s White Sox than the play-by-play of each game.
In the Windy City, team affiliation is part of one’s identity. When Ozzie Guillen famously announced, “But one thing about Wrigley Field, I puke every time I go there,” the quote made headlines and Twitter and Facebook posts for days! On game days, the city becomes a sea of black, silver and white or blue and red like clockwork. Some area businesses have taken this prime opportunity to add a little fuel to the fire.
The Hotel Sax Chicago recently introduced the “North Side/South Side” package for Cubs and Sox fans. The package is perfect for fans or rivalry-enthusiasts like myself to make an exciting weekend out of the big games. The package includes complimentary overnight valet parking, a minimum of a one-night stay in a double bedded deluxe guest room, a complimentary drink in either the Hotel Sax technology lounge, “the Studio,” or Crimson Lounge, a sports backpack, Garrett’s popcorn, two bottles of water for the game, travel size sunscreen, a disposable camera, Cubs or Sox peanuts, a Cubs or Sox pennant, either Harry Caray’s world famous Holy Cow Chips or Jay’s Potato Chips for South side fans, a custom-made walking map to either US Cellular Park or Wrigley Field and a round-trip CTA Card.
After enjoying the day at their respective parks, guests are encouraged to write their inspired North Side or South Side story on the Hotel Sax Web site (www.hotelsaxchicago.com). At the end of August, the best North Side and South Side stories will be chosen. Winners will receive an autographed baseball from a player on his/her favorite team!
So whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or simply like to partake in the fun rivalry of baseball season, this package is perfect for an unforgettable Chicago weekend! Game on!