The Pennant Stretch Machine Posted on September 16, 2015January 8, 2024 by Kris Bliznick 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! Gottlieb came out with Chicago Cubs “Triple Play” in 1985, and produced around 1,365 machines. (IPDB) Gottlieb was especially proud of the backglass, which features an homage to Wrigley Field, the National League’s oldest operating ballpark. We’re going to put this one into the personal collection for a while. We’ll see how the NL Central pans out this year, then decide what to do. At least Milo’s enjoying the machine for now. But that’s just because he doesn’t yet understand the concept of false hope. Then again, any game that comes with its own chair has to be some kind of sign, right? Go Cubbies!