Life Long Cub Fan’s Dream Come True
That's right! I'm a life long Cub fan. When I was growing up in Kenosha, WI in the 60's, the Cubs were the only team around and they played almost everyday of the season on TV. My heroes were Banks, Santo, Kessinger, Williams, Hundley and my favorite player, Glenn Beckert. I even copied his batting stance; very closed by the way.
My earliest recollection of watching the Cubs was when I was about 6 and in the magic and tragic year of 1969, my dad took me to my first baseball game; a double header at Wrigley against the Giants. Not only did I get to see all my favorite players in person for 2 games, I got to see the "Willies" Mays and McCovey play as well.
So I've been waiting for about 50 years to see the Cubs in the World Series and I'm nervous as hell. And as we wait for the first pitch, here's some nuggets about the series.
1. As you might expect, the Cubs are heavy favorites to win.
2. Boston University sent the Indians some dirt from Braves Field the site of their last World Series win.
3. Some Cleveland fans are hoping to keep the curse alive by bringing goats to the stadium.
4. There's a petition going around demanding that Bob Uecker replace Joe Buck on the telecast. Bob is 82 and still doing Brewer's games. Of course, the idea came from Bob as the announcer in the "Major League" movies.
And... 5. A Chicago Tribune columnist thinks they should let Steve Bartman throw out the first pitch before game 3! I DON'T THINK SO!!!