Yesterday I mentioned how much we wondered about a Cubs fan who is always in the front row of every game. He always wears a pink hat and green shirt. Well, thanks to my sister in law, Pam, we now know and it seems we aren't the only ones who have been interested in him.
It's Jim Anixter, one of the founders and owners of AZ Wire and Cable company. His company has owned front row tickets at Wrigley since 1966. He currently has 16 season tickets in prime seating locations at Wrigley. That includes the four in the first row behind home plate and 12 in the fifth row. He said his company spent about $200,000 on Cubs tickets last year.
The reason he always wears the same clothes is, "he just wants his wife to know he actually went to the ballgame."
There is more about Jim at the link. So happy to put a story to the man we see each time we watch a Cubs game. I will add this, though. He must have good connections because we've seen in the front row at Busch when the Cubs are in town.