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 ( 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!

Susie Schreiber
Senior Publicist