TWSS: Stars come out at Wrigley
This past Saturday, former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife Sarah put on the inaugural Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field. Proceeds from the event benefited the Wood Family Foundation, which provides resources and opportunities to Chicago-area kids.
From the outside, it might've looked like any other sunny, summer day in Wrigleyville, but inside the walls of Wrigley Field celebs, retired pros and corporate ringers battled it out for wiffle ball glory. Bill Murray, Matthew Perry, George Wendt, Jenny McCarthy and Chris Chelios were among those who donned old-school unis and took the field.
Fitting right in with those uber-famous celebs? Yours truly. I could hardly believe it either, but I got to co-captain a corporate team during the day and play in the celebrity game under the lights. As a lifelong Cubs fan, it was truly a "pinch-me" moment to play ball on the field, take pitches from Woody, high-five teammates like Derrek Lee and drive a double into the ivy.
(And as someone who had a Caddyshack-themed birthday party a few years ago, it wasn't too bad co-captaining a team with Bill Murray, either!)
The Woods put on a tremendous event, sure to become an annual tradition. Check out the video to see some of the highlights from a truly memorable day at Wrigley Field.