Hero Trolls St. Louis Bars' Jukeboxes With 'Go Cubs Go'
By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 15, 2015 6:20PM
Cardinals and Cubs fans (Photo by juicyrai via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
A Cubs fan has been trolling St. Louis-area bars with the Steve Goodman classic "Go Cubs Go."
Thanks to the magic of the internet, an anonymous Cubs fan living in Arizona, who goes by the name @ClueHeywood on Twitter, has been playing the song remotely at bars around St. Louis. He announced his prank over Twitter, and says he dropped about $50 on it:
I'm remote playing "Go Cubs Go" at every St. Louis-area bar jukebox. I'm trolling Cardinals fans the RIGHT way. pic.twitter.com/xOHNPgR1q3— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) October 13, 2015
And he warned bartenders that he can tell when they skip:
Attention St. Louis-area bartenders: I can tell when you skip "Go Cubs Go." That's just gonna get you more "Go Cubs Go."— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) October 13, 2015
He's been very thorough (though he says he skipped VFW's):
Done every available bar within 40mi of St. Louis. Luckily, Cardinals fans posted a list of Cardinals bars around the country. It continues.— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) October 13, 2015
"It started about 12:30, one o'clock," says Cheryl Crowl, a bartender at The Hanger in Belleville. "Oh my god, it scared me at first, because our jukebox doesn't usually play like that, you have to put money in it."
Crowl says the infernal song played twice an hour, and it was still playing when she left the bar at 6 p.m. Tuesday. (Still, Crowl adds that the bar patrons didn't seem bothered by the folksy strains of Steve Goodman's 1984 hit. "People were so into the game that they ignored the jukebox coming on," she says.)
@ClueHeywood told the Riverfront Times that the response has been pretty good on both sides, "Most Cardinals fans I've heard from have been good sports. I've only had one bitter and obscene response, sent late at night by what I assume was a Cardinals fan who had drowned his sorrows a little too much. No hard feelings here."