Migs Blog: Cubs Are Champs!

November 3, 2016
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Talk about a story book ending! The Chicago Cubs finally beat the curse and have finally won their first World Series in 108 years.  They certainly didn’t make it easy…they were down 3 games to 1 in this series, and did the improbably…won the next 3…including the final 2 games on the road…and are the champs.

Yesterday’s game was a classic…they were up 5-1 at one point…then it was 6-6…it goes into extra innings…there is a 17 minute rain delay…they go up 8-6…and wind up beating the Cleveland Indians 8-to-7 in the tenth!

Here is the final call…from the voice of Pat Hughes.  Pat is the radio voice for the Cubs, he’s been their guy for 21 years…and I love how he called it…

I love it…like a bunch of delirious 10 year olds!

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder was there…and it was awesome seeing that.  Eddie is a lifelong Cubs fan.  Here is Eddie talking to CBS in Chicago…

To put it in perspective…Eddie loves the team so much that he wrote a song for them back in 2007. The song is called “All The Way”.

Here are the lyrics to the song… it’s so damn cool!

Don’t let anyone say that it’s just a game

For I’ve seen other teams and it’s never the same

When you’re born in Chicago you are blessed and you’re healed

The first time you walk into Wrigley Field

 

Our heroes wear pinstripes and heroes in blue

Give us the chance to feel like heroes too

Whether we’ll win and if we should lose,

We know someday we’ll go all the way,

Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way!

 

We are one with the Cubs, with the Cubs we’re in love

Hold our head high as the the underdogs

We are not fair-weather, but foul-weather fans

Like brothers in arms, in the streets and the stands

 

There’s magic in the ivy and the old scoreboard

The same one I stared at as a kid keeping score

In a world full of greed I could never want more

Someday we’ll go all the way

Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way

Someday we’ll go all the way

Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way

Someday we’ll go all the way

 

Here’s to the men and the legends we’ve known

Teaching us faith and giving us hope

United we stand and united we’ll fall

Down to our knees the day we win it all

 

Yeah Ernie Banks said “Well, let’s play two”

Or did he mean two hundred years

In the same ball park, our diamond, our jewel

The home of our joy and our tears

 

Keeping traditions and wishes made new

The place where our grandfathers’ fathers grew

The spiritual feeling if I ever knew

If you ain’t been, I am sorry for you

 

And when the day comes for that last winning run

And I’m crying covered in beer

I look to the sky and know I was right

To think someday we’ll go all the way

Yeah someday we’ll go all the way

Some day we’ll go all the way

Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way