Lincoln Park Trixie
From Wiki Gonzalez
Q. What is a Lincoln Park Trixie?
A. A Lincoln Park Trixie has been described as "the prototype of the blond, late-twenties woman with a ponytail who works in PR or marketing, drives a black Jetta, gets manicures and no-foam skim lattes." The location (Lincoln Park) refers to one of the more fashionable and expensive neighborhoods in Chicago.
The term was brought to the attention of Baseball Primer by Cub fans to describe the prototypical female bandwagoner Cub fan, usually denoting a woman with the aforementioned qualities who is good-looking and utterly clueless about baseball other than knowing how to say "Go Cubs!" By convention, the boyfriend of a "Trixie" is named "Chad."
An LPT's educational background is said to be a bachelor's degree from one of the large midwestern universities, typically the University of Illinois. Her PR or marketing job located in downtown Chicago is used to come into contact with upwardly mobile Chads, for the purpose of acquiring a boyfriend/husband and accompanying material goods.
The term was apparently first introduced to Primer in August 2002 in a thread about a Chicago Tribune article on Wrigley Field expansion. An anonymous Primate rhetorically commented, "What kind of person attends Cubs games?" (In June 2006, the circle was completed as the Chicago Tribune linked to the wiki page you are now reading.)
There used to be an extremely well-done tongue-in-cheek site LPTrixie.com which purported to be a homepage for LPTs. The LPTrixie site fooled everyone in that Tribune thread for about an afternoon, even driving one Primate to look up "a number of Trixie addresses" in the Yahoo people searcher in order to identify the LPTs profiled on the site. The content from this site has long been taken down, but the Internet Archive copies remain for your enjoyment.
- Chicago Tribune: Cubs decry expansion denial - Primer is introduced to the LPT. (August 5, 2002)
- Chicago Tribune: A crosstown century -"City council, by a vote of 47-19, votes to allow the dispensation of special permits to sell liquor 'at dances and other entertainments.' Little did they know it would lead to the Lincoln Park Trixie Society." (June 12, 2006)
- Internet archive of LPTrixie.com