Divorcing Couple Heads To Court Over World Series Tickets

CHICAGO – The madness created by the Chicago Cubs returning to the World Series has caused, a nation’s eyes peeled on the game of baseball, a scarcity in tickets, and one couple in divorce court.

The Associated Press released court documents from Cook Country Circuit Court yesterday (Friday) stating a suburban mom submitted an “Emergency Petition For World Series Tickets” to see Game 5 tonight against the Cleveland Indians. A judge’s order says the tickets for Saturday are held by Nancy Riddle’s estranged husband and fellow Cubs fan, John Riddle.

The Judge ruled in favor of the husband, stating he could use the tickets for himself and the couple’s 12-year-old son. The Court did suggest he should pay for a new ticket for Nancy in a “comparible” section to his.

Right now the cheapest available tickets are running upwards of $1,500 for STANDING ROOM, $3,000+ for actual seats.

First of all, all that really matters is who purchased the tickets. If Nancy paid or helped pay for the tickets, then this is a justifiable cause. A true fan doing what they gotta do to get what they deserve. However, if this lady is trying to snag the prized possessions purchased by her estranged husband then she is absolutely looney-tunes. Give.Me.A.Break. Unless these tickets were funded by her pockets, I wish the judge slammed the hammer and told her to adjust her rabbit-ears ’cause she’s gonna be watchin’ from home.

So, what’s the situation?

The husband’s lawyer, Michael Berger, said his client landed the World Series tickets because he bought a season-ticket package deal with his friends this year before divorce proceedings began in April. HIT THE ROAD NANCY, these aren’t your tickets. You’re looney and I guarantee she was trying to 1-up the dad as the favorite parent by taking their 12-year-old son to the game. No way she was going to win them, so what was her reasoning?

Riddle filed an emergency request for the judge to intervene with the tickets due to the fact the Cubs haven’t been to the World Series in 71 years, which means they may not make it back to another one in her life time.



The Cubs haven’t won a World Series title since 1908 and long-suffering fans are paying a minimum of thousands of dollars per ticket to attend games at Wrigley Field. Even standing-room tickets on sites such as StubHub started at around $1,500, with tickets for most actual seats going for at least five figures and some sellers asking for more than $100,000 for prime box seats.

Berger also made note that “Even if the Cubs lose this time, it is likely that they will be back to the World Series again soon,” he said, in a Thursday phone interview.


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