#Cubs homestand highlights
The Cubs open a six-game homestand Tuesday, playing host to the Brewers for three games, then the Braves for three.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, Jake Arrieta will be recognized for his second career no-hitter, achieved last Thursday in Cincinnati in a 16-0 win over the Reds.
There will be a moment of silence before Tuesday’s game as well for former Cubs pitcher and 17-year MLB veteran Milt Pappas, who passed away last week.
Before Thursday’s game against the Brewers, several Cubs players will receive their 2015 Esurance MLB Awards. Arrieta was named Best Starting Pitcher and Best Breakout Player; Kris Bryant was named Best Rookie; and Joe Maddon was named Best Manager.
On Friday, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans will receive a Cubs “Minors to Majors” T-Shirt presented by Tennessee Smoky Mountains.
On Saturday, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Ron Santo Replica Statue presented by TransUnion.
Guests and Entertainment:
On Tuesday, former NFL players and current NFL Network personalities Kurt Warner and Mike Mayock will throw ceremonial first pitches, while Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci and Melissa Stark will lead the seventh inning stretch. Former players and current NFL Network personalities Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor will throw first pitches and lead the stretch Wednesday.
Music artist and producer Warren G will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch on Friday.
WWE Superstar and Chicago native Danielle Moinet, aka “Summer Rae,” will throw a first pitch Saturday.
On Sunday, WWE 16-time World Champion Ric Flair will throw a ceremonial first pitch with his daughter, Charlotte, who is the current WWE Women’s Champion.
Manager Joe Maddon is once again supporting Chicago nonprofit organizations through his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon represents a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization’s T-shirt during his post-game press conference. On Friday, Maddon will represent Action for Healthy Kids, who fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.