This Cubs-Brewers rivalry is really starting to heating up. How do we know things are getting serious? A Chicago musician lost his gig at a Milwaukee ballpark restaurant - all because he played “Go Cubs Go!”
The CHICAGO TRIBUNE tells us the ballad of Ted Wulfers, who was scheduled to perform Sunday at the TGI Friday’s located inside Miller Park. Wulfers had done the same gig back in July - heck, he even sang the National Anthem at Miller Park back in May. But it was Ted’s previous TGIF performance that had him eliminated from the eatery’s musical lineup.
Wulfers sang “Go Cubs Go!” during his set at the restaurant after the North Siders had defeated the Brewers earlier. And local partons didn’t appreciate the enemy-praising encore:
“It was not taken kindly by the Brewers fans,” said a spokeswoman for TGI Friday’s. “Friday’s and the Brewers made the decision not to have this band back this year.”
Wulfers counter-argued that he was giving the crowd what it wanted:
“Basically I had compared this to playing ‘Free Bird’—the crowd just kept asking for it,” he said, while conceding the crowd was mostly Cubs fans.
Saying that he’s been both a Cubs & Brewers fan all his life, Wulfers adds that he’s “being kicked in the backside for no reason.”