Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

It has been a long time coming, that's for sure.  I was born just outside of Chicago and spent the first six years of my life in Naperville, IL.  As far back as I can recall, I bled "Cubbie blue" even at three years old.  I vividly remember trying to imitate the swing of Ryne Sandberg in the backyard, or wearing my preschool backpack as a chest protector with my cap backwards, just like Cubs catcher, Jody Davis.  As time went by, my brother and I stuck with the Cubs.  We didn't have a choice.  Our grandparents loved the Cubs. Our parents loved the Cubs. We were born into it.  My brother and I pulled for guys like Dwight Smith, Jerome Walton, Andre Dawson and Mark Grace.  As a high school and collegiate pitcher myself, you can bet Kerry Wood would soon become my all-time, favorite Cub (and still is).  In 2003, I got to witness an NL Division Series at "The Friendly Confines," a pitching duel between Mark Prior and future Cub, Greg Maddux. What a game.  That's all I'll say about 2003.  Fast forward to 2016 and a team chock-full of young stars like Rizzo, Bryant, Russell, and Schwarber, combined with a solid pitching staff and some veteran leadership... and "Holy Cow," we got ourselves a World Series Championship.  Congratulations, fellas... and congratulations, Chicago!  You did it!  We did it!  History has been made.  It's about time.  #FlyTheW

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