When the Cubs return to Wrigley Field on June 12 after their upcoming three-city, nine-game trip, the old drinking fountain will be back in the dugout. The Gatorade dispenser was expected to be pulled. The orange cover of the dispenser, new this year, has been punched by Ryan Dempster and bashed by Carlos Zambrano, who took a bat to it last Wednesday. It also has a large hole on the side. Micah Hoffpauir joked with the repairman last week that he should be put on a full year retainer.
“I like the cooler,” shortstop Ryan Theriot said, upset that it was being pulled. “Me and the cooler have a good relationship. It’ll be tough for me to let the cooler go.”
— Carrie Muskat