Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs

I’m a huge baseball fan. Have been since my fifth birthday that was spent at Dodgers stadium in L.A. Watched as Kirk Gibson had the single greatest at bat in the history of Baseball. Possibly the single greatest moment in all of sports history. (He was injured. Didn’t play a single inning as catcher, was the designated hitter. Hit a home run to win the game.) Here, let me refresh your memory:

Finished elementary school in Los Angeles and then headed out to Maryland and became a massive Orioles fan. Didn’t realize it at the time, but I watched Cal Ripken play some of the best games of his career.

Then I moved to Chicago.

I have to admit, this is going to sound incredibly corny. But it meant the world to me. While I was there in Chicago, I got to see a couple of different games at Wrigley Field. I was still a huge Orioles fan. But, I was also a huge Ferris Bueller fan too! If you read here often, you know I’m a massive movie fan. And you may or may not know this, but Ferris is possibly one of my favorite comedies of all time.

So while I was there in Chicago, I literally tried to reenact every single event that Ferris pulled off throughout the movie. Headed up to the top of the Sears Tower and quoted the entire scene between Cameron, Ferris, & Sloane. I visited all the same art that the trio visited at the Art Institute of Chicago. And I even ran out into the middle of the street between floats during the Saint Patrick’s Day parade and sang Donke Schoen. Seriously. I kid you not. So I obviously had to get seats in the left field seats just beyond the first base. HAD to.

world-seriesBut yes, I’ve never been a huge Chicago Cubs fan. Have I been rooting for them? Yes, definitely I have.  I definitely have been paying pretty close attention to their chances from my time in Chicago on. Watched them flame out again and again in their runs at the NLCS. But tonight’s game? Unbelievable. Have you ever seen a seventh game in the World Series like this before? No. You have not. Because it’s never happened before. Tied in the eighth inning with a three run home run? Really? Then after the Cubs go ahead 8 to 6 in the top of the 10th the Indians get it back to 8 to 7 and have a man on 2nd?!? Did that just happen? What a great game.

So congratulations to you Chicago, my old home. 108 years. Congratulations Ferris Bueller! You guys deserve it. Go ahead, dye the rivers red and blue. Confetti the heck out of the city. Burn it all down. What a fantastic game. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to break the streak. And as far as raw entertainment goes?!? What a night.