The hipster union of baseball and soccer—the biggest hipster sports—belongs in a hipster park. The baseball field is the perfect size for any self-deprecating artist-athlete, the location allows you to show off any skills you may possess that you’ve buried since junior high, then go get a drink at Rodan or, even better, browse the shelves at Myopic for the next David Foster Wallace everyone says you need to read.
Wicker Park and Damen
Best audience comment: “Behind the Planetarium: kick that stupid red ball into the lake and just go home already!”
Best of Chicago 2007