The BP Cup champion Chicago Cubs, fresh off their sweep of the Chicago White Sox, will take part in a parade and rally for their fans this Friday. The parade will begin at Wrigley Field and travel east on Addison where the Cubs will exit their single-decker buses for the rally in the parking lot of Inter-American School. Approximately 200 people are expected to attend the event (not including Cubs players and daytime commuters).
The parade and rally will be organized in a partnership with Alderman Tom Tunney’s office. Tunney requested that the parade instead end at the Red Line Addison stop, and that the Cubs ride scooters instead of buses. "I’m just trying to limit the impact on my constituents," claimed Tunney. Eventually the Cubs’ ownership won out after threatening to hold the parade in the 32nd ward instead of Tunney’s 44th.
After the rally, each Cubs player will be required to spend one full day with the BP Cup, which is regularly displayed next to the propane tank exchange at the BP on the NW corner of Belmont and Racine.
Travis Wood already has plans for his time with the cup. "I think I’m going to take it fishing. It will make a decent bait bucket."
Julio Borbon, who joined the Cubs’ earlier this season, shared his excitement, "Trabajamos nuestras las pelotas para este. Me imagino que es como jugar en la Serie Mundial."
The BP cup will also make an appearance at the Chicago Blackhawks game next November. Coach Dale Sveum will accompany along with comedian Jeff Garlin, who will sing the national anthem and participate in the second intermission red line shot contest.
You can follow the location of the BP cup by following the Twitter handle @BPcuptracker. Since Monday night, the cup has remained in the lavatory of the Cubs’ team bus, which has since returned to the bus yard.