NLDS win anything but old-hat for Cub fans celebrating in Wrigleyville

13 Oct , 2017 Sports

While the Cubs were in Washington taking part in a thrilling winner-take-all Game 5, Wrigleyville wasn’t nearly its usual electric self — until the final out secured the team’s third straight trip to the National League Championship Series.

The streets around Wrigley Field were mostly empty until the Cubs won and the team’s faithful poured outside to reprise their raucous celebrations from a title-winning 2016 postseason.

“I’m shaking,” Jessica Castrejon said outside the Cubby Bear after the win. “It’s like last year all over again. Baseball is taking over my life.”

Castrejon was wearing her “lucky earring” that she wore during last year’s playoffs.

“I lost the other one, but I still have this one on.”

Cub fan Jessica Castrejon shows off her “lucky earring” that she says helped the team lock up an NLDS win on Thursday. | Nader Issa/Sun-Times

In its inaugural postseason, crowds filled about half the Park at Wrigley, directly next to the ballpark and Clark Street.

Juan Rudek, 64, was at the Park with his friends from Georgia. He plugged his ears and closed his eyes during a tense moment in the Nationals’ one-run 8th inning.

“I call it depression,” Rudek said. “I’m going to get a heart attack. I …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports


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