A special brand of game-day promotions

Updated: May 8, 2012, 6:09 PM ET
By Sarah Spain

The weather forecast for May 5 called for a 74-degree, partly-cloudy day. But as I sat in the 200 level at Wrigley Field, shivering under two T-shirts, a sweatshirt and a jacket, I wondered if all of Chicago's meteorologists had started their Cinco de Mayo celebrations a few days early.

I shoved my hands into my pockets and ignored my too-cold-to-hold Old Style, wishing for a mid-game giveaway. Hat, gloves, scarf -- heck, by that point I would've rocked a Cubs Snuggie with ...

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