Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi aren’t known as high-profile Cubs fans, but both have been occupying Billy Corgan’s front row seats behind the Cubs dugout since Corgan bailed on the team in June. Corgan recently discovered the two squatters when he dropped by Wrigley one last time to wave goodbye to the Cubs and wish them well next year.
“The Quaids were sitting in the seats I shared with my band up until the night we played Horseshoe Casino,” Corgan said, referring to The Smashing Pumpkins. “When I realized Randy wasn’t filming a scene for a ‘Major League’ sequel I kind of got ticked and approached him.”
The Quaids contend that they used to own the seats in the 1990s and sold them to Corgan during a time he was having one of his artistic-differences-arguments with Pumpkins’ drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.
Corgan declined to press burglary charges against the couple even though they somehow caused $5,000 worth of damages to the seats. The Quaids, of Houston, said they attended Cubs games this year to help them appreciate the Astros, who nevertheless sucked this season too.
By Rob C. Christiansen