Local baseball fans talk historic World Series matchup

The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions
The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The baseball fans for both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs have played a big part in this year’s World Series, many of whom have waited decades to see their team win.

Wednesday night that drought ended for Chicago Cubs fans.

But before the game, FOX21 caught up with some local fans for their take on the historic matchup.

“I’m going to go with four to three Indians tonight in a very tense nail biter,” said Aaron Hunt.

Hunt has been a Cleveland Indians fan since he was little boy growing up in Ohio.

“My father and I, we gravitated more towards the Indians and the Browns in Cleveland and we would go to games and that was like a family getaway,” he said.

“As a Cubs fan, you don’t want to get too excited too early,” said Tim Bussey.

Growing up outside Chicago, Tim Bussey knows that being a Cubs fan hasn’t been easy. The curse of the billy goat and the Bartman ball have plagued followers with superstition but tonight could be a chance to reverse the curse.

“It’s one game at a time and game seven is the most important game for the Cubs since 1908,” said Bussey.

“We’ve had our own drought since 1948 and we came very close in the 90’s with some terrific teams who didn’t quite get it done,” said Hunt. “It’s our turn and I think we’re going to win tonight, I really believe.”

“It’s been since 1908 for the Cubs so we feel like we’ve suffered much longer than they have and every Cubs fan is united tonight behind the Cubs,” said Bussey.

Both life long fans say the respect for each ball club is mutual but they also realize the chance to bring home a World Series trophy, or either city, comes rarely.

“When the Indians get a chance and we have a good team, we have to win,” said Hunt. “We have to strike while we have a good team.”

“The Cubs have unfortunately suffered some misfortune in the post season and all of Chicago is going to be so excited for the Cubs should they bring this home,” said Bussey.

Wednesday night the Cubs made history, winning their first World Series title since 1908, beating Cleveland Indians 8 to 7 in 10 innings in Game 7.

 

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