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Wrigleyville: It's the 7th Inning Stretch -- Last Call!

In a somewhat controversial move to curb excessive drinking during the Cubs playoff games, Wrigleyville bars and restaurants agreed on Monday with the city's request to stop serving alcohol after the 7th inning of potential title-clinching games -- starting on Oct. 7 with what will be the fifth and final Cubs/Dodgers game. The ban would last approximately one hour and will be lifted if the game goes into extra innings. The taverns around Wrigley Field get packed during the regular season with beer-swilling Cubs fans, and city officials fear it will get crazier during the playoffs. Well, why not raise a toast (or 10) to the Cubbies? Fans have only had to wait 100 years since the last World Series win. So what if a few guys get into fights and some girls get peed on? It's all in the spirit of baseball. For it's one, two, three strikes yer out ...