Cubs and their cars

A number of people associated with the Chicago Cubs baseball team have endorsement and appearance deals with the automobile industry.  We’ve all heard the “drive what Ron Santo drives” radio commercials for Chevy. Mark DeRosa did an autograph signing at the Avenue Chevrolet dealership in Batavia, IL on the Cubs’ Monday off day this week. But it is interesting to note the players parking area at Wrigley is chock full of Mercedes, Lexus, and BMW luxury cars and SUVs with a few Cadillacs (GM-family) with no Chevys in sight. For example:

  • Aramis Ramirez has a sleek white Maserati
  • Carlos Zambrano has a black Mercedes S-Class sedan
  • Kosuke Fukudome has a giant white Escalade
  • Pat Hughes has a small Mercedes SUV
  • Ron Santo takes a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car

In talking with the parking lot attendant, it seems Kosuke had been driving a Pontiac as of last week.  But this homestand he has the largest Cadillac Escalade.  Peer pressure must have got the best of him?

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    July 12, 2008   Posted in: observations, oddities, players

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    1. Harry - July 15, 2008

      I’ve seen Santo in his Cubs 10 Chevy truck, stopping to sign an autograph waiting for the light at Ashland.

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