• Cubs are going to the World Series! First time since 1945!

    Asked by cllinda on Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Cubs are going to the World Series! First time since 1945!

    I know this isn't cancer related, but It's really big news around Chicagoland. Been a season ticket holder family since 1989. So it is a really big deal for us and so many other families! Go, Cubs, Go!
    Have a great Sunday, my friends!

    17 Answers from the Community

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    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Every dog has its day.

      :-P

      Glad the news has made life better in your Chicagoland.

      about 2 years ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Congrats to your Cubbies, I know the feeling, Red Sox fan here, remember the feeling few years ago when we got to the promiseland after such a long drought..after all, how can I not root on the cubs..alot of former red Sox, Theo, Lester, etc, and even more on Indians..be a great series..enjoy and good luck

      about 2 years ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Great accomplishment, good for the Cubs. Now if we could only do something about those Oakland A's. My dad is a die hard fan and they have not performed in years, keep selling off their best players. Oh well, my dad says, " maybe next year ". Probably the same thing the Cub's fans said.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      Go Cubbies!
      Like @Whitey61, I'm a member of RSN (Red Sox Nation), so I feel that same affinity for the Cubs. (That said, I grew up a Mets fan and lived in Massachusetts in 1986. Let's just say that 2004 was my year of redemption. :-) )

      Play ball!

      about 2 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I was glad to see that they made it. Maybe the curse is over.

      about 2 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      My daughter lives in Chicago but on the White Sox side.. Were there a lot of celebrations there. Of course my son and I are Mariners fans so that puts on the other side. My daughter follows the Sox.
      Congrats to the cubs.

      about 2 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Congratulations! We were pulling for the Texas Rangers, who had an awesome season and a terrible post-season!!!!

      I hope your Cubbies have a great Series.

      about 2 years ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      What I don’t get (as a N. Side Chicagoan for the past 38 years who grew up in NYC) is this N.Side/S.Side enmity Sox & Cubs fans have for each other. During the regular season, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly rivalry; but they are BOTH Chicago’s teams. I can understand those who don’t follow or care for baseball (or who cynically say that pro athletes are mercenaries who have no loyalty to the city whose uniforms they wear). But during the postseason you should either cheer for whichever of your town’s teams has a shot at the whole enchilada or just ignore the sport. I'm absolutely sick when I see Sox fans flying the “L” (for “lost”) flag and hoping the Cubs lose—just as I was disgusted and dejected when in 2005 on the night the Sox won the World Series, I stepped out on to my front porch, champagne bottle in hand, only to find the street utterly deserted—in contrast to the happy pandemonium after each Bulls championship.

      I grew up in a town where for the first 6 years of my life there were 3 MLB teams—2 NL (B’klyn Dodgers and NY Giants) and 1 AL (Yankees). During the season, we in Brooklyn hated the Manhattan-based Giants, but if they were in the World Series against another city, we rooted for them. Same thing if neither of our NL teams made it but the Yankees did. For 5 yrs. all we had were the Yankees, and we still rooted for them in the World Series—even if they were from (gasp) the Bronx. And once the Mets began, we cheered for them in good and (mostly) bad times—for the first 6 years of mediocrity. Come October, though, we cheered for the Yankees if they were still in contention. (And in ’69, I was at the last game of the World Series won by the Miracle Mets—a fact I don’t mention to any but my closest Chicago friends…still a sore subject around here…but a little less sore tonight).

      I think that hating one team and its fans based on what side of Madison St. you live on is even stupider than continuing to hate people who live on the other side of the Mason-Dixon line…at least in this century.

      about 2 years ago
    • Samcharlie's Avatar
      Samcharlie

      Congratulations Cubs!

      about 2 years ago
    • Lorie's Avatar
      Lorie

      Congrats. Since you "borrowed" my manager Joe Maddon please send him back to Tampa Bay after the Cubs win. Pleez!:) lorie

      about 2 years ago
    • Judytjab's Avatar
      Judytjab

      Congrats to the Cubs! They're a great team.....hope they win. It would be history in the making!

      about 2 years ago
    • MyahsMom's Avatar
      MyahsMom

      I think this is wonderful! I always root for the underdogs myself. Congrats to the Cubs! This would certainly be history making because the last time they won was the year before I was born and that was back before they invented the wheel, I think. LOL

      about 2 years ago
    • Jouska's Avatar
      Jouska

      Although I cheer for the Colorado Rockies, now that I live in the Denver area, I grew up with the Cubs and I am so excited!!! As a child I could recite the Cubs lineup including Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Glen Beckert, Don Kessinger, Randy Hundley and Billy Williams. I watched Fergie Jenkins pitch his first major league game - a complete game, the Cubs won and Fergie hit a home run :) So I will be watching and cheering.

      about 2 years ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      Yea Cubbies!

      My chum in Champaign-Urbana (we were high school and swim team friends) told me the buzz is that 90-100 year olds are hanging on and once the Cubs win they'll all kick off. She misses her mother, wishes she were alive to see this.

      I moved from the Chi area in '78, but still smile when the Cubs or Blackhawks are mentioned.

      about 2 years ago
    • Tobysmom7's Avatar
      Tobysmom7

      congrats Cub!!!!! my Cub husband, a life fan is in heaven looking down rutting the Cubs on to victory, wishing CA hadn't taken him before the Cubs were in the World series.

      about 2 years ago
    • savingrace's Avatar
      savingrace

      Congrats to the Cubs. I like this. It is good to see there are other things that we can focus on and enjoy verses being down and out over health issues. Much luck to the team.

      about 2 years ago
    • Cotton's Avatar
      Cotton

      Not cancer related? Hope, faith, hardwork, many set backs, struggle to remain in the game, the curse, small victories, big victories ( the pendent), always striving for a single goal (life for a cancer patient, a World Series for the Cubs) etc. . . Oh not cancer but closely related to what a patient may go through. Go Cubbies been a fan since a trip to Wriggly Field in May 2000. The spirit of hope was consuming.

      about 2 years ago

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