The Chicago Cubs celebrated Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday yesterday in the most Cubs way possible — by blowing a ninth inning lead in hilarious fashion. Before the day reached its predictable apex, however, there was a 400-lb. cake for everyone to look at, but not eat.
That also reached a predictable end — an ignoble death in a trash can.
A Reddit user by the name of CheweysDingleberrys (heh) posted a series of photos Thursday of the massive cake looking as sad as Cubs fans walking out of Wrigley Field yesterday. “I have the task of disposing of the 400-pound Cubs cake” he wrote as the title of the post, noting that he was waiting for a forklift.
The Cubs say the cake was sent to the Field Museum for a charity event held there, but a decision was made not to serve the edible portion over concerns that it was outside most of the day. The Cubs also said in a statement that they are “disappointed” in the museum’s decision. The full statement is below:
“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.”
It’s never a good thing when ChewysDingleberrys gets involved. Ever. Even if you think you’re into that kind of thing.
In extremely depressing news, the team plans to hold a similar celebration in 2016. Maybe they can work out the cake logistics a little better for that blessed event.
[H/T: Red Eye]