For those who live for baseball, the long wait is finally over as the 2024 MLB Baseball season is officially into its first week.

For 162 games we get the roller-coaster of emotions through the wins and losses as every team starts that season with the hope this is the season a World Series trophy will be raised in the Fall.

Chicago Cubs Fans' Expectations Are High After Disappointing End to Last Season

I was at the Cubs game in August of last season when Chicago dominated the Cincinnati Reds and seemed to score 20 runs in every game. Making the playoffs seemed like it was a lock because on September 6 the Cubs were only 1.5 games behind first-place Milwaukee and were 12 games over .500 on September 6.

Johnny Vincent
Johnny Vincent

Then the Arizona Diamondbacks came into Wrigley and won 3 out of 4 games that started an end-of-season slide that ultimately left the Cubs one game out of the playoffs, and the Diamondbacks ultimately went on to play in the World Series where they lost to the Texas Rangers in 5 games.

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So this year, with the additions to our pitching staff, young prospects coming up, and Cody Bellinger being resigned, fans are looking for an NL Division Central Championship and a run in the playoffs.

Games at Wrigley with Free Giveaways That All Cubs Fans Will Want to See

There are some exclusive collectibles that fans can get their hands on this season at Wrigley Field during special promotion days. Bobbleheads, blankets, and Hawaiian shirts are just a few of the freebies that every Chicago Cubs fan will want.

Chicago Cubs Promotional Giveaways 2024

Free promotional giveaways that will be handed out at Wrigley Field during the 2024 Chicago Cubs season.

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