When asked how long she has worked as a beer vendor at Wrigley Field, the woman known to her Chicago friends and in the roller derby world as Val Capone knows just how to dish it up.
"Eleven seasons," she said. "Which is rad, since it takes 11 wins to get through the postseason."
And by "get through," the lifelong Cubs fan—who prefers to go by her roller derby name, per that sport's etiquette—means "win it all."
Val, 37, grew up in Lakeview and was raised as a Cubs fan by an extended Chicago family that, like most North Siders, considers the team almost a part of their own family. As such, she...