Three members of the Blue Man Group were on the field during the Cubs’ early batting practice session, talking to Ryan Theriot, Micah Hoffpauir and some of the other players. They posed for photos. If you haven’t seen the show, the men are bald, they wear black jackets and pants, and their faces and hands are all bright blue. It was a weird sight.
* The West Side Social Club is hosting an evening with Lou Piniella and Ernie Banks on July 8 at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Chicago to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Tickets are $50 and limited. Visit westsiderooters.com for info.
* The lineup for seventh inning stretch singers at Wrigley Field for the homestand include:
Thursday: Bill Kurtis, broadcaster
Friday, Bob Uecker, Brewers Broadcaster
Saturday: Len Kasper, Cubs TV Broadcaster
Sunday: Greg Olsen, Chicago Bears Tight End
Monday: Erik Estrada, actor. It’s ’70s night
July 7: Tom Dreesen, comedian
July 8: TBD
July 10: Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks captain
July 11: Brad Miller, Chicago Bulls center
July 12: Kurt Busch, NASCAR driver, for the day game, and Ron Santo for the night game.
– Carrie Muskat