Plenty of people would love to have a picnic at Wrigley Field’s home plate. Throw in Theo Epstein, Eddie Vedder and John Cusack and that’s a dream day for plenty of Cubs fans.
Patrick Sharp got to live that day.
Sharp told that story with Duncan Keith in a video by the Blackhawks.
Sharpy and Duncs continue their trip around Chicago with a stop at historic Wrigley Field, home to some pretty special #Blackhawks memories!— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) March 6, 2019
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Sharp explains that he got a call out of the blue from Theo Epstein, asking him to come to Wrigley to “hang out for a bit.”
“I was like, ‘What does Theo want?’ The Cubs are in Pittsburgh, what’s he want me to come to Wrigley for?” Sharp said. “I walked into the bullpen area, entered the field and it was Theo’s family, Eddie Vedder’s family, [Chris] Chelios was there, John Cusack was there and they were having a picnic at home plate. I just walked in and I was like ‘Am I in the right place? What’s going on?’ One of my all-time favorite days. Hitting balls to those guys in the outfield and playing on Wrigley Field like it’s a park in Lake View.”
Not a bad perk, but that’s what happens when you win three Stanley Cups.