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