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My Elderly Space

A look at the remarkable lives of the elderly


104-year-old Cubs fan dissed

A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Leo Hildebrand wants to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field for a game during the Cubs' expected playoff run. The 104-year-old is one of the oldest Cubs fans (and one of the few alive when the Cubs won their last world series in 1908!)

His neighbor and good friend, Henny Kronvold, tried to persuade the Cubs to let Hildebrand pitch last season, but the Cubs politely told her all of the slots were taken. "He can't wait much longer," said Arlene Burm, Hildebrand's 69-year-old daughter.

"Due to the large number of requests and suggestions, and given the limited opportunities, it's difficult to accommodate everyone,'' says Jason Carr, a Cubs spokesman. ''We have so many deserving fans -- including Leo Hildebrand -- but can't get to them all.''

I guess the Cubs just don't know what's good for them.



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