There was a definite burnt-orange tint to the outfield bleachers at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon as Texas fans flooded in to see the Chicago Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The #Cubs showed a message welcoming the Texas Longhorns. I think the organ is playing Deep in the Heart of Texas.
— Brian Sandalow (@BrianSandalow) September 4, 2015Advertisement
Many UT fans flew into Chicago a day before Saturday’s season opener at No. 11 Notre Dame. So why not make it a full sports weekend?
Several fans in the right field bleachers broke out a “Texas Fight” chant. The Wrigley Field organist played “The Eyes of Texas” twice in-between innings at one point.
"The Eyes" at Wrigley …
— Occupy LF (@OccupyLF) September 4, 2015
By the Statesman’s unofficial count, we’re going with 2,000 UT fans. Again, that’s unofficial. But there were a bunch. For those wondering, comedian Jon Lovitz sang “Take Me Out to the BallGame” during the seventh-inning stretch.
— Greg Fenves (@gregfenves) September 4, 2015
The Chicago Sun-Times summed it up with a headline reading, “Texas Longhorns fans take over Wrigley Field.”
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