Alchemy In Haiku: Turning Bronze Into Gold And Goat's Head Soup

Alchemy In Haiku: Turning Bronze Into Gold And Goat's Head Soup


Thanks to bad weather
Wednesday night’s bronze priced Cubs game
Has turned to pure gold

In the middle of the day  the Cubs announced:

Wednesday evening’s game between the Cubs and visiting Brewers at Wrigley Field was postponed about four hours before the scheduled first pitch because of inclement weather heading into the Chicago area.

Fans who had tickets for the game shouldn’t have been too upset, especially after reading this:

The game was rescheduled for Tuesday, July 30, at 1:20 p.m. CT, as part of a day-night doubleheader. Tickets for Wednesday’s postponed game will be good for admission to the makeup game. The regularly scheduled 7:05 p.m. CT contest will follow.

Wednesday’s game was priced at the “Bronze” level – the cheapest games on the schedule. Prices (before the 12% amusement tax) range from $9 to $60. But on the new date, the night game was priced as a “gold” game, ranging from $20 to $96. So, thanks to bad weather, Cubs fans saw their bronze turn into gold

Instead of spending what would have been a cool night under the stars with normal weather, fans will be treated to what is likely to be a beautiful summer afternoon.  Winter coats, gloves and hot chocolate will be replaced by shorts, t-shirts and lots of cold beer. If you had tickets for Wednesday night’s game, consider yourself lucky.

But the security guard at Gate K wasn’t so lucky yesterday …


“Give this box to Tom”
Was all that the fellow said
A “neighborly’ threat?

The Tribune reports …

Police are looking for the man who dropped off a goat’s head at Wrigley Field addressed to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts.

The man drove up to the ballpark around 2 p.m. Wednesday and handed a package to a security guard at Gate K, according to police and Cubs spokesman Julian Green.

The man asked the guard to deliver the package to Ricketts, then got back into his truck and drove away, police said. Security officials found the goat’s head inside.


At least one blogger here at ChicagoNow suspects that a Cubs fan is responsible for this special delivery to Tom Ricketts. But my guess is that this stupid prank was intended as some sort of Godfatheresque threat with a tip of the hat (or head) to Billy Sianis. Or maybe some high school kids thought this would be funny.


The story concluded …

The Cubs’ game Wednesday against the Brewers was postponed because of rain. The goat head incident was unrelated, team officials said.

Because otherwise people might have had the mistaken impression that goats are responsible for bad things happening at Wrigley Field.

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