The Pennant Stretch Machine

Shop Notes

Since the Big Boss is from Chicago, and since he’s kind of a masochist, he’s been a Cubs fan as long as he can remember. So it seemed like a good idea to pick up this machine, a Chicago Cubs “Triple Play.” Check it out!

Triple Play 1

Gottlieb came out with Chicago Cubs “Triple Play” in 1985, and produced around 1,365 machines. (IPDB)

Triple Play 2

Gottlieb was especially proud of the backglass, which features an homage to Wrigley Field, the National League’s oldest operating ballpark.

Triple Play 3

We’re going to put this one into the personal collection for a while.

Triple Play 4

We’ll see how the NL Central pans out this year, then decide what to do.

Triple Play 5

At least Milo’s enjoying the machine for now.

Triple Play 6

But that’s just because he doesn’t yet understand the concept of false hope.

Triple Play 7

Then again, any game that comes with its own chair has to be some kind of sign, right? Go Cubbies!