Why has Merkle's become 'The Pink Flamingo?'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has always dreamed of owning a bar named the "Pink Flamingo"

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has said he dreams to one day own a bar named "The Pink Flamingo."

"I'm a big pink flamingo fan," Maddon told FOX Sports. 

In fact, Maddon loves flamingos so much that earlier this season, he turned Wrigley Field into a petting zoo. 

While Maddon may not yet officially own a bar by that name, one Wrigleyville bar is helping his dream come true.

Merkle's Bar and Grill, located at 3516 N. Clark St., is renaming itself thusly for the remainder of the Cubs season. And, they've even extended honorary ownership to Maddon. 

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