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Opening Day Themefest

Friday, March 29, 2024
7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Murphy & Sons (2nd Floor)
3905 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 

A nice crowd celebrated a brand new season of baseball and the betting that attends it at the second annual Opening Day themefest last Friday night, March 29, upstairs at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro. This free themefest featured live music and spoken word presentations on the themes of baseball and betting, along with comic relief and a raffle of prizes. Peanuts and Cracker Jacks were on the house. 

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McKenna Liesman tips her Cubs hat in recognition of the start of a new baseball season. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Dave Kossy riffs on a baseball-themed song while J.B. Pariah (in Cubs hat) accompanies. (Photo by Don Seeley).
White Sox fans were outnumbered, but they did get their say. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Playwright Jeff Helgeson recites a satirical baseball poem. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Music ranged from pop to rock to fun Irish bar songs. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Salli Berg Seeley reads a poem she created specially for the themefest. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Dave Cihla tells a story about his interesting history as the creator of the Shawon-O-Meter. (Photo by Don Seeley).
The second floor of Mrs. Murphy & Sons was filled with musicians, writers, and baseball fans. (Photo by Don Seeley).

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