(WBBM Newsradio) — Several hundred people lined up in Daley Plaza on Thursday afternoon to try and win free Cubs tickets by pitching a ball through a hole in a wall.
Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster handed over the baseballs and offered encouragement. Everybody got three tries.READ MORE: Assessing The Damage: Tornado That Ripped Through DuPage County Classified As EF-3
“You got this. Bear down,” he said.
There were some winners.
Jean Simon of Lincoln Square wasn’t among them.READ MORE: Driver Ticketed After Girl, 11, Is Hit By SUV In Norwood Park
“I missed all three of them,” she said. “I couldn’t even make the ball all the way to the wall.”
“I tried to throw overhanded and it didn’t do any good. Maybe I should have threw underhanded, I don’t know.”
Simon, 79, says she’s been a Cubs fan since 1950.MORE NEWS: 2 People Shot, Killed In Woodlawn
The Cubs say they gave away about 50 pairs of tickets.