The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame celebrated the arrival of a new baseball season and spring with Opening Day, a festive themefest of song, story, poetry, and comedy at Mrs. Murphy & Sons on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
This themefest included performances of songs like Go, Cubs, Go, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and Centerfield; baseball readings of poetry and prose; and a live auction of Cub tickets, copies of the anthology, Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year autographed by various combinations of players and authors; and other baseball souvenirs, maybe even a vintage bobblehead or two.
Free peanuts and Crackerjacks, were passed out to all attendees.
Hosted by J.B. Pariah. Special guests included Donald G. Evans, Salli Berg Seeley, Dave Kossy, James Finn Garner, Michele Morano, Dave Cihla, and McKenna Liesman.