Fly the W! The Cubs Win The World Series

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You might have heard that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. It’s an incredible time to live in Chicago. The second that game 7 was over Chicago erupted into cheers and applause as fireworks went off all over the city. I was born and raised a Boston Red Sox fan, but I fell in love with Chicago 8 years ago and am a proud Chicagoan.

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I wish I had some amazing story about where I was the moment when that final out was called and the Cubs finally won. I don’t. I was on my couch, dead sober, recovering from having a tooth pulled that day. (That’s a long complicated story about a 9-month long toothache. The moral of that story is that you can have a hole in your tooth and it won’t show up in X-rays). I was so nervous about the tooth that I hadn’t slept the night before, but there I was forcing myself to stay awake and keep cheering. I made Charles sit next to me when the score was tied up and I explained that we were watching what would either go down as one of the most¬†historic baseball games, or the most tragic baseball game ever. (I grew up hearing about Bill Buckner’s error and didn’t want to get my hopes up).

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When I moved to Chicago the Cubs were not good … and seemed to be getting worse. They lost 101 games in 2012. I used to jokingly say that I was going to live in Chicago “until the Cubs win the World Series” as a way of saying that I was planning to stay forever.

On November 3rd I woke up and thought, was I on some amazing drugs yesterday …. or did the Cubs really win the World Series?! Then I went up to Wrigley to see World Series Champions up in lights.

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My friend Chrissy and I walked around the stadium soaking it all in. You can just barely make out the W flag waving in the wind in this photo.

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I started to tear up when I saw the brick wall covered in the names of fans who didn’t live to see the Cubs win it all.

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The next day my friend Lauren and I met up to go to the parade. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to see a parade 108 years in the making – especially when it was only a mile and a half from my home.

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The city estimates that 5 million people went to the parade and rally. I am so glad that I go to be there. The crowd behaved just as you would expect a bunch of Midwesterners to behave, they were calm and kind but oh so excited.

Did you go to the parade? Watch it at home? I am curious! Also, maybe Theo Epstein should start working his magic on something other than baseball. He’s a living legend.

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