Chicago Cubs Win the World Series !

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Real Estate Agent with Baird & Warner Real Estate

I won't be writing a lot of background about the Chicago Cubs' long wait for a World Series win - just about everybody knows about it.  But unless you were born here or have lived here for a while, you just really don't know how big a deal this is.

I grew up watching the Los Angeles Dodgers face off against the New York Yankees untold number of times.  We lost some, we won some.  But we always knew we were good and would have at it again.

Then I married a Cub fan in California and moved to the North Shore area of Chicago in 1987.  That's when I saw firsthand the despondency and utter despair that being a Cubs fan meant.  There were several times that it might have, could have, happened (1984, 1989, 2003, 2015) but didn't.  

The Cubs have not been to the World Series since 1908 - the longest draught in American sports history.

But it all changed last night when they won against the very talented Cleveland Indians who've had their own drought going for a while.  

Some may think it's a waste of time to spend so much time on sports and fretting over wins and losses. There are people that have no idea who was playing the series, perhaps that there even was one.  That's fine with me - but they were decidedly in the minority.  And I think even they took a peek at the score occasionally. . .

For one glorious night in Cleveland, everyone was a sports fan.  The agony and ecstacy of the game could be seen on fans of both teams as the score bandied back and forth at the end.  American baseball - American sports - it's what we do well.

And as I tried to fall asleep last night. all around me in the sleepy suburb of Winnetka, IL, all I could hear were fireworks (lots of fireworks,) horns beeping, people yelling, and complete and utter joy.

 

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs - well done!

 

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Margaret Goss - Winnetka and North Shore Real Estate Broker
Specializing in homes for sale in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook, and Evanston.

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John Pusa
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Margaret Goss Congratulation to the Chicago Cubs for winning the World Series.

Nov 03, 2016 08:19 AM #1
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John Pusa - thank you - a great time for Chicago!  (I used to live in Montrose and work in Glendale . . .)

Nov 03, 2016 08:42 AM #2
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It's so cool that they won Margaret!  I sure enjoyed watching most of the last game up to the end. It was awesome!!

Nov 03, 2016 09:29 AM #3
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I was watching and rooting for the cubs.   Long enough without a title!

Nov 03, 2016 09:30 AM #4
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I couldn't help but have my heart with Chicagoans last night.  They waited a really long time for this victory!

Nov 03, 2016 09:30 AM #5
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One of the interesting tid bit that came out is that Wrigley Field was not even built when they won there last World Series

Nov 03, 2016 12:12 PM #6
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it was so interesting to watch the fans, who were anguishing over every pitch.

Sports is a chance to escape every day life. I remember the first Saints game after Katrina. Everyone was so excited and had something to think about, other than a flooded home or being homeless. 

Nov 03, 2016 12:32 PM #7
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Cub fans throughout the world are elated, and the rest of us are delighted to see their joy in this long awaited achievement.

Congratulations Chicago!

Nov 03, 2016 03:06 PM #8
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You're absolutely right when you say no one .. no one .. that isn't a Cubs fan can truly feel the moment ... or understand the importance of it fully ... now, after winning the big one, Margaret Goss.  I certainly am elated.  But I feel that elation for all those that didn't live to see this happen too ...

Gene 

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Hello Margaret

Congrats on the CUBS winning and it happened so fast ...

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