It’s been a very long time since the Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series. A 108 years to be exact. I lived in Chicago for 15 years and met a lot of those die hard fans who hoped with every season this year was the one!! Kind of like how Detroit feels about the Lions! I LOVE this story!
A longtime Cubs fan wanted to share this historic moment with his late father who was no longer her to see the magic. They had a pact! Wayne Williams drove from North Carolina down to Indiana on Wed. to listen to Game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians with his father, a Cubs superfan who died decades ago reports WTHR.
“I talked it out with my boys forever. I let them know that I told my dad we had a pact,” Williams told the station. When the Cubs — not if, when — the Cubs got into the World Series, we would make sure we listen to the games together.”
Williams set up his chair in the military section of Greenwood Forest Lawn Cemetery after his long drive. He was shocked the gates were open!
His dad, Wayne Williams Sr, died at age 53 in 1980. He was a Navy veteran who became a Cubs fan while in boot camp.
“I think it was because when he was at boot camp at Great Lakes. He probably went to some games, because Wrigley’s brought the guys out there for these things and it was the closest thing to big-time baseball he’d ever seen,” Williams said.
What a great moment for Williams to share with his dad. I could see some Lions fans doing that with their loved ones who have passed on if we were to ever get to the Super Bowl. One can hope!
Let’s relive that defining moment when the Cubs FINALLY won the World Series! The curse is over!!