Freddy Fagenholz, general manager of Murphy's Bleachers, located near Wrigley Field since 1980, was understandably excited early this week about the possibility of the Cubs being in the playoffs.
After all, Wrigleyville bars are obvious beneficiaries as Cubs fans turn out and spend money, not only during home games but also to watch away games on TV in the shadow of the stadium.
Bonus games mean bonus business, compared with a normal October day.
"It's great for the neighborhood, great for the businesses, great for the city, great for everyone," Fagenholz gushed.
Fan excitement aside, the economic impact of a...