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Wrigley Field cake trashed day after Cubs celebrated stadium’s 100th birthday

- April 24th, 2014

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The Chicago Cubs celebrated Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in style on Wednesday, bringing out Hall of Fame Cubs Billy Williams, Ernie Banks and Ferguson Jenkins, along with Bears legends Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers.

They even ordered and trucked in a 400-pound cake of a replica Wrigley Field from Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, N.J., famous for the TV reality show “Cake Boss”. It was on hand for fans to see before and during the game.

And now, that cake is in the dump. Literally. An ironic and quite appropriate fate for a team that hasn’t won the World Series since 1908.

The Loveable Losers gave the massive confection to the Field Museum for a charity event following the matinee tilt involving the Arizona Diamondbacks — a 7-5 Cubs loss, naturally.

At the end of the day, a decision was made not to serve the edible part due to its exposure outside. Redeyechicago.com found a Reddit user who posted photos of the cake Thursday on its way to the dumpster.

The Cubs were not happy with the news and released the following statement:

The Chicago Cubs are disappointed in how our Wrigley Field display cake was disposed by the Field Museum following our successful charity event. The team made a decision not to serve the edible portion after the cake was on display outside Wrigley Field for most of the day. Though the cake was mostly made up of non-edible material, it certainly does not excuse how a celebratory cake artfully created by Buddy Valastro and Carlo’s Bakery was handled.

Just another story to add to the team’s losing legend.

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1 comment

  1. Cat Robert | April 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Here goes another 100 years of no World Series karma!

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