2016 World Series Baby Boomers are arriving and the Cubs should step up to the plate

Since some precious new Cubs fans are being born and other Cubs fans are undoubtedly “passing”, I am proposing additional marketing and PR ideas for The Ricketts, venerable owners of the Cubs franchise..

MY IDEAS RE: THE "WORLD SERIES NEWBORNS"

Lo and behold, there happens to be a surge of newborns not coincidentally nine months after the Cubbies phenomenal 2016 World Series victory.

Welcome Cubs Fanbabies. And, of course, there are some that are being christened with names like Addison, Theo, and Ivy – maybe even a Finally, who knows?

Kudos to your exuberant, energetic and celebrating parents. Even after 10 tense innings, a rain delay in the final Game 7, and probably raising a “toast or five” into the wee hours, what did these couples do?

Looks like (by the timing of the birthdays) they still had the energy and stamina to take the party to the next level. Conception in jubilation. Awwww. Congrats.

Now, imagine as their darling offspring (i.e. little Wrigley or little Waveland) – are posed questions about their unique names.

No doubt, they will cutely relate whatever the modern explanation of how they “came to be” and were thus named.

What IS the current fable of “Mommy where did I come from?” Is it still the Birds & Bees or Stork scenario?

Or is it “The night the Cubs won the World Series in 2016, Mommy and Daddy were SO VERY EXCITED – we ordered you from Amazon and picked the Nine Month Free Delivery option.”

"And then when you arrived, we named you ONE-O-EIGHT because it was 108 years since etc. etc."

Jeeeeezzzzz.

Anyway Ricketts, Apparently we are both on the same page, you did jump on the bandwagon and have started a Newborn Fan Club for these little tykes - that's great. AND are presenting them with (what I read) was some kind of a Gift Basket:

"The babies are officially members of the “Newborn Fan Club” which includes a Cubs “Rookie of the Year” onesie, Cubs pinstripe beanie cap, custom made birth certificate and personalized Wrigley Field Marquee photo."

That is lovely, but kind of a YAWN. Seriously, C'MON CUBS...You can do better than that.

How about in addition to the little token gifts...

1) For all the World Series Babies (I have applied some filters) with any “baseball/Cubs related name”, born in the city of Chicago: (Seriously, how many can there be?)

Give all of them and their families seasons tickets for life. At least Standing Room Only - it's not a big deal - you can oversell those. Just squeeze them in.

2) Send Clark the Cub to their Baseball Themed birthday parties (but put some pants on him for God’s sake) to entertain the kiddies. I know, Clark’s not really very entertaining, but maybe he can bring Bennie the Bull.

3) Do an ongoing “video blog” as they grow up – kind of like they do with octuplets. Their first this and first that - always with their little Cubs jerseys on. You can probably get nine or ten good years out of that gig before they start giving the finger to the camera.

Got it? OK you have the concept - but you need to upgrade. Don't penny pinch the Series Babies. Smooch 'em and throw a few more Cubs dollars their way. Badda Bing. You are welcome.

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MY IDEAS RE: DEARLY DEPARTED CUBS FANS

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