Oh, if only it was that easy, huh? Well, actually, it can be. There’s an auction (here) where you can bid to throw out the first pitch, hang around in the Cubs dugout during batting practice and meet Theo Epstein. And 100% of the proceeds will benefit the V Foundation for cancer research.
That last time I checked the top bid was $7,100! Yowza! Did I mention it includes two premium tickets to the game and a personalized jersey?
Here’s a description directly from the listing on ebay of everything that is included in the experience.
“Dream of stepping on to the mound and pitching in front of the crowd at Wrigley Field? Now is your chance! Throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, August 16th when the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs will provide you with a personalized jersey for your pitching debut. Shake the diamond dust out of your shoes as your name appears on the video board and the crowd roars. Before the game, you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Cubs dugout during batting practice and meet some of the players. Theo Epstein will personally greet you and welcome you to Wrigley Field. Afterwards, stay to enjoy the game with 2 premium tickets and root for your Cubs!”