It was a totally Cub-like thing to do. On the annual Out At Wrigley day, which celebrates the LGBT community in Chicago, the Cubs were no-hit by Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. It was the first no-hitter thrown against the Cubs since 1965.
"LOL," Out At Wrigley founder Bill Gubrud wrote me about Saturday's game. "That was the buzz at the game. If the Cubs are going to lose, might as well make it epic. Being no-hit was epic!"
This was echoed by Sam Snowden, an Out At Wrigley fan, who wrote on Facebook: "So wonderful to see history -- even if it meant seeing the Cubs no-hit for the 1st time since 1965."
The Phillies have the worst record in baseball and look poised to
dump trade Hamels, who was the 2008 World Series MVP for the team.
Despite the Cubs loss, Gubrud reports that Out At Wrigley was another success. It's the oldest LGBT pride event in Major League Baseball, having started in 2001. This year, in addition to general admission tickets, there were more than 150 people in a special VIP section in the Right Field Bud Bleacher Patio Deck, Gubrud said, along with 110 people in the right field terrace. In addition, seven straight bars in the area hung the gay flag to support the event and gay community.
A good time was had by all and they got to see history, even it was for the wrong team.