Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Update On Cubs Fan Voting

Here's an update on Matt's journey in the Cubs 7th Inning Stretch Contest. If you do not know, Matt Shephardson is one of the ten finalists to sing Take Me Out to The Ballgame at Wrigley Field this Saturday the 22nd. The winner will be announced before the game. Today is your last chance to vote for any of the contestants.

Normally we wouldn't cover a contest, but Matt is a special contestant because he's battled Multiple Sclerosis, as well as other recurring problems with his pancreas. Doctors once told Matt he would never walk again, and that he would never have a child. Then he almost died a few years ago. Now he is not only walking, but he and his wife Beth have a 2 year old son named Ryno, after Cubs great Ryne Sandberg.

Good Morning America sent a crew over to to do a story on Matt, which will be shown this Sunday morning, but only if Matt wins.

Head over to Cubs.com and watch the interviews and performances of any of the ten finalists, including Matt, then cast your vote.

We will have a final update on Saturday after the winner is announced.