Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
The 103rd annual Next Year Day, featuring the song stylings of Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Telander, is March 31 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Casey Moran’s, 3366 N. Clark. Admission is free. For the uninitiated, this event concerns the Cubs’ lack of a World Series title since 1908. It also involves having a good time thanks to (among others) the fine folks at The Heckler, the satirical sports publication.
† The Bulls are 17-1 at the United Center the last two seasons when the Matadors perform. So informs Vince LiFonti, who also happens to be a member of the group. As if that’s going to get a photo of the larger-than-life dancers in the paper rather than one of the Luvabulls.
† Pro Championship Wrestling will feature an autograph signing by Road Warrior Animal as part of its card Saturday at the Don Preston Rec Center, 14500 S. Kostner, Midlothian. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at Hellfire Comics, Chicago Ridge Mall, (708) 423-FIRE. Visit www.pcwwrestling.net for more information.
† Congratulations to former Fire player Krzysztof Krol and wife Patrycja Mikula-Krol, the Quick Hits favorite who gave birth Friday to son Cristiano. He came out kicking at 8 pounds, 1 ounce.
† Congratulations to Naperville’s Bridgette Caquatto, a member of the U.S. senior gymnastics team that won the City of Jesolo Trophy on Saturday in Italy. She was first in the uneven bars and sixth in the all-around.
† Members of the NFL Alumni Chicago Chapter who attended Friday’s birthday party for former Honey Bear Carolyn Bowman at the Checkerboard Lounge included Roland Harper, Charlie Brown, Allan Ellis, Major Hazelton, Michael Blair and Mark May (recently named the coach of the Lingerie Football League’s Chicago Bliss).