Chicago Cubs fans get a chance to win free tickets thanks to #HitForTix


At Wrigley Square in famed Millennium Park this afternoon, the Chicago Cubs ran a 30-minute wiffleball competition giving Cubs fans a chance to win regular season game tickets for hitting home runs.

Fans lined up all around Millennium Park for the chance to hit one over the fence in three pitches. According to Danny Ecker on Twitter, “about two out of every three” participants were hitting bombs over the short porch they built-in the park.

The competition was meant to generate publicity for Cubs single game tickets that go on sale this Friday.

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Winners were allowed to select from a variety of marquee match-ups including games against the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox and other divisional foes.

The games started yesterday afternoon when the official Chicago Cubs Twitter account tweeted a close-up photo of the knob end of three bats with the first use of the hashtag #HitForTix.

Then the team followed that up with GIFs of Anthony Rizzo looking confused at first base…

And Kris Bryant hitting bombs in last year’s Home Run Derby.

The team finally revealed the location and the contest this morning, continuing the hashtag. If you get bored, I’d highly suggest going through the hashtag cause there is some gold in there. If you enjoy pictures and photos of people hitting wiffleball dingers, you should enjoy it.

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The Cubs start playing spring training games on March 3rd with their first game coming against the Milwaukee Brewers. They’ll return back to Sloan Park on Friday and Saturday to host both the Los Angeles Angels and Cincinnati Reds before hitting the road to visit the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The whole squad was supposed to report today, but big names like Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Jason Heyward have been in Arizona since last week. The first full-squad workout is scheduled for tomorrow as it is officially baseball season.