Cover Your Bases
Thanks to Everyone Who ROCKED CYB2013 and Covered The Bases!
What is Cover Your Bases? Quite simply, we give you a t-shirt with a stylized baseball diamond and field. It is then your mission to visit 11 stops and collect a sticker to cover each base on your shirt, then touch home plate and SCORE at the final stop! Sounds fun, huh??? Festa Parties held its 5th Annual “Cover Your Bases” Sticker-Collecting, Baseball-Themed Pub Crawl on Saturday, April 27, 2013 with beautiful sunny skies and 70 Degree weather in Chicago’s world-famous Wrigleyville neigborhood. Festa Parties, the Producers of the popular TBOX “Twelve Bars of Xmas” event the past 17 Decembers, began this smaller spring fun-fest especially for baseball fans starting in 2009. The event involved more than 30 Wrigley and Lakeview Taverns and Restaurants, with 11 stops designated as positions on a baseball diamond and events associated with a Baseball Game – National Anthem, First Pitch, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, and the 7th Inning Stretch, and finally, Home Plate. Registered participants were issued custom-designed t-shirts with circles for 11 different stickers, and crawlers had the goal of collecting all 11 during the day and literally – Covering Their Bases. The Festa Parties team distributed over 18,000 stickers throughout the day, and it was a great time not just for Cubs fans, but also a chance for fans of teams around the country to Represent with their White Sox, Cardinals, Yankees, Braves, and Dodgers jerseys, and suit up in their most Baseball-y attire! The 2013 event began at the popular Wrigley hotspot, Deuce’s & Diamond, where the event kicked off with the distribution of t-shirts, people applying eye-black and helping themselves to dozens of inflatable bats, balls, and other toys, and joining in for an enthusiastic, but decidedly non-professional rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. Revelers enjoyed food and beverages inside the restaurant as well as in the beautiful Deuces courtyard, with beverage features provided by longtime Festa Parties Sponsor Miller Lite, and new 2013 Sponsors Pinnacle Vodka and Red Stag Flavor-Infused bourbon. After the 1pm kickoff to Cover Your Bases, partiers spread out among the different bars, being guided to different bar groups in 4 2-hour periods until the end at 10:15pm. Participating establishments included Wrigleyville favorites such as Moe’s Cantina, John Barleycorn, Rockwood Place, Clark Street Beach Bar, Fiesta Cantina, Houndstooth Saloon, Roadhouse 66, Redmond’s, Vines on Clark, Rebel, Sluggers, Cubby Bear, Red Ivy, Stretch, Irish Oak, Merkle’s, Dugout, Mullen’s, Sports Corner, Trace, Full Shilling, Yak-Zie’s, Bernie’s, Casey Moran’s, Murphy’s Bleachers, and DS Tequilla. The event concluded with participants earning their final sticker and “Scoring” by walking a catwalk at O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen and touching a sticker-covered home-plate, to earn the gold “SCORE” sticker.