On New Year's Day there is going to be a pretty special event taking place at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Chicago Blackhawks will be taking on the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL's Winter Classic on a rink placed in the infield. I'll be there myself freezing my fingers off, which no doubt will make a lot of you readers happy. Of course, the only thing that would probably be cooler for Cubs fans or hockey fans than seeing a game outdoors at Wrigley Field would be skating on the field themselves.
Well, if you live near Wrigley Field and you have an extra $10 laying around, you're going to get the chance to do it.
The skate will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 4, just before the temporary rink is to be dismantled. Cubs neighbors will be given a chance to skate in one-hour shifts for $10 apiece, with proceeds benefiting Cubs Care.
Considering that most Cubs fans will never get a chance to actually be on the field at Wrigley, this would probably be the best shot anybody has ever had. Not to mention the priceless memories of yelling "Hey look at me! I'm Mark DeRosa playing right field!" as you fall down and go sliding into the boards.