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Cubs have float in Chicago Pride Parade

Updated: June 24, 2010, 7:42 PM ET
By Roman Modrowski | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs will have a float in Chicago's Pride Parade for the first time this Sunday, and former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel will ride on a float carrying the Stanley Cup.

Parade coordinator Richard Pfeiffer believes the prominent representation of two of Chicago's major sports teams reflects a major step forward in breaking down stereotypes and fostering positive attitudes.

"It's a major breakthrough," Pfeiffer said Tuesday. "Everybody is thrilled.

"I ...

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