It’s incredible.” Persic arrives three hours prior to each home game, after taking a train from his home and the Red Line to Wrigley, about a 90-minute commute. First, he attends an organization meeting with other Wrigley staff members, learning who will be singing that game’s National Anthem, if there are any free giveaways for fans, and if any particular celebrities will be in attendance. Then he attends a smaller meeting with other ushers for his assignment for that game. He prefers his current assignment, working the first base line, between home plate and the visitor’s dugout, which works better for his skills. “I’m left-handed, like a first baseman,” he said. He typically enters through Gate D, walks through security (where there is usually a long line), checks in, grabs his chair, a towel, a bottle of water, freshens up in the bathroom and heads to his section. Once he arrives there, Persic checks all the seats to make sure they’re clean and working properly. He takes pride in the appearance of his section. When he was a “rookie” ambassador, he felt like one. He couldn’t readily answer fans’ questions: Where can I get the best hot dog?linked here
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