Portland firefighter offers NW experience, gets World Series tickets

UPDATE: Portland firefighter Jesse Altig, who offered a visit to his fire station, along with trips to Mt. Hood and the coast in exchange for tickets to the World Series, got his wish.

Altig sent us a couple of photos from his trip to Wrigley Field.

Original story below.

 

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland firefighter Jesse Altig is, nearly, a lifelong Cubs fan.

"I've been a Cubs fan since 1984," he wrote.

That said, the 36-year-old doesn't have tens of thousands of dollars to drop on a ticket to watch his team play in the World Series.

So he decided, even if he can't buy one, he can barter for it.

The night Chicago clinched the NLCS against the Dodgers, Altig posted an add on Craigslist, offering to host a current ticket-holder and their family at his home during a trip to Portland.

"I am a firefighter with my own two children and wife... We would like you to come experience the Pacific Northwest," he wrote. "We can visit my fire station, go to Mt. Hood and check out the coast."

Altig says he's already purchased a plane ticket to Chicago. He and a group of friends will arrive Friday and leave Sunday.

He's hopeful someone takes him up on his offer in the meantime.

The only thing holding him back?

"Our Chief is an Indians fan," he said, laughing. "But he's supportive."

KGW


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