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Two (presumed) Phillies fans break into Wrigley Field to steal Ivy

Sep 2, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

Wrigley Ivy

The Tribune reports that a couple of guys from the Philly suburbs broke into Wrigley Field Saturday night/Sunday morning. They were pros. They went right for the valuable stuff:

Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht, both 25, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing when they were arrested at Wrigley about 3:45 a.m., police said. Team security spotted them on closed-circuit cameras, entering the stadium, and when police arrived, the two were “found on the field, as they were trying to get ivy,” said Chicago Cubs spokesman Julian Green.

Or were they trying to stash Andre Dawson’s body where it wouldn’t be found for years?!

The two are from Chalfont, Pennsylvania. The Tribune presumes they were in town for the Phillies series. Now they’ll be back in town at the end of September for a court date.

  1. jimmywho14 - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Momma always said ” stupid is as stupid does”!

    • imnotyourbuddyguy - Sep 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      But if they gotten away with it, they would have actual Wrigley Field ivy growing over their own homes.

      And then we’d all be jelly

      • 4d3fect - Sep 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

        If we be jelly, where be our breakfast toast?

    • stlouis1baseball - Sep 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      Wait! I thought that was Forrest’s Mother. No?

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Philadelphia phans are rather unique.

    • heyblueyoustink - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      I’m sure this has been attempted numerous times by all kinds of fans. At least they were only endangering themselves.

  3. dondada10 - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    This is me going out on a limb: Alcohol was involved.

    • nbjays - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      Ooh… risky call there, Don. lol

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      One hopes. Otherwise…

  4. modellforprez - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Now i can see Cubs fans wanting some ivy from those walls. The wall from The Ol’ Forbes field in PGH is still standing Behind PITT’s main campus with its ivy intact. But these Bozo’s Would’nt it have been so much easier to go to the outfield bleachers where they throw home run balls reach down and get you a handful now once some of the Fans see you they may wanna know what your doing but it might be easier to pull a OH i dropped my contact and oops i have a handful of ivy instead of explaining to Cops and Judges. Dipshit Philly fans. what do you expect

    • Bryz - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      There’s a basket that prevents fans from reaching into the field of play, and thus from grabbing a handful of ivy.

      • jwbiii - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM

        Close, but. . . I was traditional for drunks to run along the top of the outfield wall in the ’70s. The would occasionally fall onto the field. To combat this the Cubs added the basket and replaced the flat caps on the top of the wall with ones that had a little pitch, so it be harder to run on. So it was really to keep fans from falling onto the field of play.

    • tfoz5150 - Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Moron, don’t be jealous just because our fans have some creativity and a sense of style.

  5. howitis - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Sticks and stones will break their bones but stupid sports blogs by eggheads like Craig Calcaterra can shove it up their arse! How we’re they pros Craig? They were two drunk guys who made a series of silly yet harmless decisions. They aren’t anymore so “pros” then you are a professional journalist, how’s supplementing your income at Arby’s working out for you?

    • CyclePower - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      Is it Kevin or Steve? Judging by the writing and grammatical errors, you must still be drunk.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      I’m thinking you missed the sarcasm, at least that’s how I took it. And if Craig is so bad why do you read and comment on his posts?

  6. schmedley69 - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    The Braves were in town last week, so the Phillies fans thought they’d do the Cubs a favor and pick up all of the beer cans from the field. Poor saps didn’t realize that Braves fans don’t travel well.

    • dondada10 - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      Whoa you just burned the shit out of Craig! On his own blog!

  7. shawon0meter - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    The Andre Dawson like was kind of funny. I figured you deserved some recognition for it. There it was.

  8. shawon0meter - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM


  9. dstark9 - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Don’t the Cubs have ivy on the outside of the ballpark now as well? Last time I was there a couple years ago they were growing the ivy on the outside walls. I would think just snipping a little piece there would have been the easier route.

  10. pitpenguinsrulez - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Well what more could you expect from scummy Philly fans

    • sabatimus - Sep 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      Those of us who frequent PHT certainly know what to expect of you.

      • historiophiliac - Sep 2, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        Could you keep him over there, please?

      • einjzmolf - Sep 2, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        ohhh boy ain’t that the truth.

      • sabatimus - Sep 2, 2013 at 5:33 PM

        I wish.

      • anthonyverna - Sep 3, 2013 at 8:38 AM

        Historio – I’ll do my best to stare at his name and poke my voodoo doll for every time he posts here, but I can’t guarantee that it’ll work.

  11. buzzkolbush - Sep 2, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    This just in…Two Cub fans break into Citizens Bank Park in an attempt to steal cheesesteaks. lmao

  12. righthandofjustice - Sep 2, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Someday these morons can tell their kids they were caught stealing in a major league ballpark.

  13. wallmike - Sep 2, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Kudos to Cubs security. I hear Braves Security team is still looking for Upton for stealing 75 million from Braves. I don’t understand why they can’t find him. He plays CF. Oh well, they have 5 years to find him.

  14. flyinhighwithvick - Sep 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    They actually broke into Wrigley to steal a championship trophy…but….

  15. buddypuddy - Sep 2, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    For punishment, they should be forced to watch the Cubbies play.

  16. josue69 - Sep 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Cletus and Buford. Were they hatfields or mccoys. cuz’ we all know that the only ivy around grows in Chi-Town. trying to clean up the gene pool in the Appalachians. (banjo cue…) LOL!!!

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