Wrigley Field is hosting its first World Series game in 71 years Friday. Let that sink in. Seven decades.
Game 3 is historic in Chicago.
I met a family that included 3 generations of Cubs fans. The joy on each of their faces explained what this moment means for Cubs fans.
Everyone I walked by had a smile on his or her face, except for the guy who was so emotional about the experience that he broke down crying. Can’t blame him. Perhaps he was thinking of a friend or family member that never got to witness a World Series game at Wrigley Field. He was living it for them.
It’s an experience that no one has had at Wrigley since 1945. Three years later, the Indians won the World Series. And now, the Tribe is trying to continue the misery for Chicago for at least one more year.
As a Cleveland sports fan, I can empathize with Cubs fans because we’ve both dealt with years of sucking at sports and heart break.
But I’m not going to get all sappy and mushy about it. As far I’m concerned, the heart break in Wrigleyville can continue where Cubbie fans can “Wait ’til next year.”