Cubs, Barstool Sports In Dust-Up Over "Cup Snakes" T-Shirts
The Cubs are "threatening" Barstool Sports for selling $20 shirts that highlight the recent cup snakes trend at Wrigley Field, where fans take empty beer cups and stack them, making a long snake that goes through the crowd, according to Jeff Weisinger of THE BIG LEAD. The T-shirts that appear in the Barstool online store say, "Come and Take It," referencing recent incidents in which Cubs security personnel took the cups away from fans. Cubs VP/Communications & Community Affairs Julian Green sent an e-mail to Barstool saying, "If this is the posture Barstool is going to take with our business and ex-employees then we will have no interest in not only future opportunities with fans, players, etc., but flag our vote of no confidence with the other clubs and Major League Baseball." The shirts have "reportedly been banned by Wrigley Field as well." Green said that the Cubs "aren’t mad about the fans stacking the cups but at Barstool’s approach to the matter, saying that Barstool Chicago is '(putting) our staff and ballpark at risk.'" Fans have been making cup snakes at Wrigley Field since '17 (THEBIGLEAD.com, 7/16).