CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs fans are hoping for the party of the century — or more than a century — on Wednesday night.
Fans crowded outside Wrigley Field on Tuesday night and sang “Go Cubs Go” after the team’s 9-3 win in Cleveland over the Indians in Game 6 of the World Series. The win forced a Game 7 on Wednesday in Cleveland, and Cubs fans are looking for the team’s first World Series title since 1908.
“Anything can happen,” Cubs fan Joe Debald of Michigan City, Indiana, told the Chicago Sun-Times while joining other fans outside the historic stadium in Chicago.
“I’ve been living and dying with every pitch,” said Peter McCleery, a 58-year-old writer and Cubs fan since 1970 who watched the game with his brother about 300 miles away in the Mississippi River city of Quincy, Illinois.
“It’s been a dream so far. I hope we can beat them,” he said.
In Cleveland, elated Cubs fans who watched the game at Progressive Field unfurled “W” flags marking the Chicago win and stayed long after as Indians fans left after Game 6.
One of those fans was Greg Ellis, a 29-year-old Cubs fan who made the trip to Ohio for both games.
“I’m basically putting my bank account at zero,” Ellis told the Chicago Tribune. “But I’ll figure it out later.”
Cubs fan Jim Fischer, 72, was in Cleveland, too — after his son bought tickets at $900 each.
“I don’t want any more of this ‘next year’ stuff,” he said. “This has got to be the year.”