The Chicago Cubs are heading to the World Series for the first time since 1945. Growing up near Wrigley (you can hear the fans from our back yard of our family home where my 89 year old mother still lives), I spent my life as one of those “lovable losers.” Losers no more. 71 years but we are losers no more. We are the National League champions. Now bring on the Indians.
Hendricks was pure genius tonight, but it was truly a full team effort that showed all of the strengths on display of this young, dynamic team.
I had the pleasure of not only growing up near Wrigley and catching balls outside of the stadium but living near the great Ernie Banks (who showed me how to break in my first mit). Every year I have told my kids, “this is our year.” Being a Cubs fan is character building. You have to continue to support your Cubbies regardless of their record. And you wait. You wait for the day when the Cubbies would shock everyone. The day the Cubs return to the World Series. That day is now October 25th.