Chicago Cubs fans unleash a $43,000 cup snake in the Wrigley bleachers

Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Nature is healing. As the Chicago Cubs ran roughshod over the division rival St. Louis Cardinals this weekend, fans in the Wrigley Field bleachers unleashed a pit of cup snakes so impressive and eye-catching that they won’t soon be forgotten.

As someone who was in the bleachers on Friday and had several in-progress cup snakes taken throughout the afternoon, I was equally proud and envious watching these reptilian masterpieces snake their way through the sea of Cubs fans over the weekend. Crane Kenney told 670 WSCR this  morning that the club changed its policy on cup snakes – and there’s little doubt it paid off big-time in sales.

One estimate on Instagram pegged the value of one of the larger cup snakes at a staggering $43,000 given its length and the dimensions of the cups used for draft beer at the Friendly Confines. And the best part? It’s not like that was the only one, either. They were seen all throughout the bleachers.

The atmosphere all weekend at Wrigley was absolutely electric. The series included the debut of the team’s City Connect uniforms on Saturday and aligned with the lifting of almost all COVID-19 restrictions in the city of Chicago. To say it was a perfect storm is entirely accurate.

But here’s the thing. Kenney and Ricketts need to understand what’s at stake here. The Chicago Cubs have one more chance to win another ring with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo. Ownership spent the last 18 months crying about finances. Know how to fix it? Cup snakes.

That’s right. Cup snakes. Let it roll all summer long – and watch the dollars flow into the coffers. And let’s not overlook something. Wrigley is a historic landmark. It’s only right we continue this tradition – that’s right – tradition, and let people get after it in the bleachers like they have for decades.

dark. Next. Winning will allow the Cubs to re-sign Kris Bryant and others

Seriously. Cup snakes for life. The bleachers are back, baby.