Unless you've been in a coma for the past few weeks, you know that the Cubs have finally done something that has not been done in 108 years.
I was first to become a Cubs fan in my house. My husband was a White Sox fan--only because his family was. I will take credit in changing him over years ago.
I've watched them play for many years, and so many times get so very close. This time, even though I knew this team could do it, from the way everyone was talking, I didn't dare invest my emotions and time into this.
But I cheered them on, all the same. I knew it would go 7 games, but only said this to Dennis. I knew that pitching would be a key factor. I told my husband the Cubs players will have seen the Indian pitchers enough times to figure out what they needed to do to get hits off them. And these guys were VERY good. But I think giving those pitchers only 3 days rest (usually it's 4), was their downfall. The batters will have studied what that pitcher is doing, where they need to wait and be patient in the count. It's all fundamental, really. Both teams were excellent, and that's why they were there. But, after a rain delay, the Cubs were able to rally back, come back and kick ass. Very exciting game. I wish I could have seen more, and I'm watching some videos here and there.
And a lot of videos and pictures can be seen on Twitter here.
A lot of fans are walking around bleary eyed this morning. Not just in Chicago, I know all over the planet people were somehow watching or listening to this game.
Yes we were this excited!
I was smart. I went to bed at a reasonable hour. I have to drive a bus, after all. I let my husband loose sleep. The signal he left me was the little blue W on the dining room where I would see it when I went to the bathroom.
Only he used a much larger one from the paper (I didn't take a picture of it).
Now all my husband wants is the hat to go with the bragging rights.
Those of us who used to say "Maybe next year", we ain't saying that this time. We're saying "Oh, I can't wait for next year!" and the word "dynasty" is being used as well.
Okay. I just had to get this off my chest. We've got an election to get through. I know who I am voting for. (Not for Trump!)