B/R Exclusive: Johnny Macchione, the Cubs Fan Who Threw Booze at Shane Victorino

April 18, 2011 by  

A Ford crossover pulls up to my dad’s apartment in downtown Chicago with an American Insulation sticker on the rear window. I get in and sit next to an Italian-American kid with a jet-black, scruffy beard and a blue University of Kentucky hat.

“That’s him,” my friend tells me as we enter the car. “That’s the man himself.”

“The man” is Johnny Macchione, a 23-year-old, who lives with his parents in Bartlett, Ill., a suburb an hour north of Chicago.

He continues to play recreational soccer after stints with Loris College (Dubuque, Iowa) and Elgin (Ill.) Community College, works for his fat...

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