CHICAGO — Jimmy Irwin believes a shaved Cubs logo in his chest hair could give his favorite team a bit of luck.
The Wildwood native and St. Ignatius graduate on Tuesday afternoon had the logo shaved into his chest by fellow St. Ignatius alum Lukas Bobak. Both are now freshmen and football players at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
"They're down 2-0, this might bring them some good mojo," said Irwin, a mechanical engineering major and offensive lineman on the football team, which is 5-1 this season.
It took about 20 minutes for Bobak to use an electric razor to shave the logo into Irwin's chest hair. Bobak held an iPhone with an image of the logo in one hand while he shaved with the other.
"I was very nervous that he would screw up, but I think [Lukas] did a good job," Irwin said.
If the Cubs rally to beat the Mets and eventually win the World Series, Irwin said he'll walk around campus with his shirt off, showing off the logo.
"Otherwise, the shirt will stay on," he said.
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