Brad Stevens to throw Cubs' first pitch

The Brad Stevens victory tour continues.

After overseeing Butler's best season in school history and becoming a household name, Brad Stevens is doing something all Cubs fans -- Stevens is a Cubs loyalist -- dream of: He's throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field. Stevens will get his chance at the pitch on May 10, a Monday night game hosting the Florida Marlins. He will also sing during Wrigley's famed seventh-inning stretch.

Stevens' Cubs fandom came into view prior to the Final Four, when Cubs manager Lou Piniella sent Stevens a letter congratulating him on his season. Butler fans questioned could neither confirm nor deny whether they blame Piniella's letter for Gordon Hayward's two near misses in the final seconds of the Bulldogs' national title game loss to Duke. Future teams are probably better off playing it safe, though. Cub luck destroys joy and is very, very contagious. Avoid at all costs.