CHAMPAIGN — Baseball fans probably have plans to watch an historic game Wednesday night: game 7 of the World Series.
Cubs’ fans are packing downtown to watch what they hope will be the end of a more-than-century-long dry spell. It’s blue-and-red everywhere as Cubs’ fans live out a dream.
They hope, in a matter of hours, the ultimate dream comes true. The last time Cubs’ fans saw a day like Wednesday was 1945. Unless you’re 108 years old, you weren’t alive to see them win a World Series.
People went to work in their best Cubs gear. Loyal fans have been holding true to superstitions, hoping everything lines up just right for them to end the night waving “W” flags one last time for the season.
But, even if that happens, Cubs fever won’t go away anytime soon. Fans say they’ll be feeling it for awhile if all goes the way they hope.
Tuesday night, the Cubs pulled out a 9 – 2 win. Fans hope they’ll have a strong lead starting off Wednesday night’s game. Now, all that’s left to do is wait and see if this is the day the Cubs’ curse will be broken.
What you have to remember, though, is the Indians also have had a long, dry spell. The last time that club won the World Series was 1948, so, either way, it will be an historic end to a big series.