Throw the first pitch for $30,000

Too rich for your blood? (Groupon)

Too rich for your blood? (Groupon)

Groupon, the site that offers “50 to 90 percent” discounts on everyday services and goods has a deal for you.

In a nutshell (as they say), for the mere price of $30,000 one bidder will get to:

Throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game; the experience includes a personal suite for you & 13 friends, a tour of Wrigley & memorabilia.

Other add-ons include a full Cubs uniform and your very own press conference. Sorry guys, DOB won’t be there. The Cubs face the Milwaukee Brewers that day – 1:30 pm. start.

The Cubs – who we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention have not won a World Series in more than 100 years … and counting – are in the midst of a downturn. The team is fifth in the NL Central and its average attendance swirls around 30,000. Hmm, wonder if that’s how they came up with the price?

There are still eight days left to pool your pennies and take a advantage of “the deal”. Portions of the sale go to charity, no mention whether it’s tax deductible.

How ’bout one for the Braves?

12 comments Add your comment


August 17th, 2012
1:26 pm

How much to play an inning in the outfield?

Dawg in Bham

August 17th, 2012
1:46 pm

I’ll give $20 if I can sing the 7th inning stretch.

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August 17th, 2012
2:19 pm

Throw a good enough pitch and the Cubs will let you pitch the game!


August 17th, 2012
3:58 pm

The Braves blow. That’s why you’re getting Chicago news down here. Ha ha ha.


August 17th, 2012
3:59 pm

Based on my experiences with Groupon, I wouldn’t be surprised if the lucky winners show up to find that Wrigley Field refuses to honor it.


August 17th, 2012
4:34 pm

Wonder if Groupon is taking their standard 50/50 revenue split on that!


August 17th, 2012
4:48 pm

Chicago rules the world!! Vote Obama you bunch of rednecks.


August 17th, 2012
6:04 pm

I’ll take two.

Tree Rollins

August 17th, 2012
10:45 pm

Fun story -who gives aflip??

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August 23rd, 2012
8:30 am

Once the Cubbies see my fastball, I expect they’ll want to discuss a contract.