And, of course, baseball-themed snacks will be provided.
Campana and Rob Carroll co-wrote "Wrigley Field —100 Stories for 100 Years," which features a special story by Kerry Wood, an introduction by WGN-TV’s Dan Roan and contributors the likes of Bob Costas, Rick Sutcliffe and Steve Stone.
The informal oral history "salutes the legacy that has made Wrigley such an unforgettable part of baseball and Chicago for the last century," according to the launch literature.
"These one hundred stories reflect the variety of millions of Cubs fans around the world, from those whose relationship with the Friendly Confines has lasted a lifetime to those who are taking their seats up close to the ivy for the very first time."
You can meet the authors from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rockit Burger Bar, 3700 N. Clark St., across from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
The book is paperback, 224 pages and sells for $19.99. It's available at local stores and online at www.historypress.net, and retails as an E-BOOK via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the iBookstore, Kobo & OverDrive.
Obviously, the book would make a great gift for any Cubs fan, and it's that much more special coming from a local author and a great guy.
About the Authors
Dan Campana is a freelance writer and communications consultant in the Chicago suburbs. He spent nine years as a newspaper reporter and editor at three suburban newspapers before venturing out on his own in 2010. He has a binder full of ticket stubs from Wrigley and can usually tell you if you have good seats after hearing a section number. Dan and his wife, Jen, have a son, Ryne, named for Dan’s favorite Cub, Ryne Sandberg. Dan won the naming rights in a best-of-seven coin-flip showdown with Jen.
Rob Carroll is a writer and newspaper editor originally from central Illinois. His newspaper career began as a paper carrier when he was ten. By age nineteen, Rob was working in his first newspaper office. He has held various positions at newspapers throughout northern Illinois and the Chicago suburbs. In addition to his newspaper career, Rob also has spent time as a radio host in Rockford, where he resides with his dog, Benny, and a closet full of baseball cards and Cubs memorabilia.