Cubs fan drives all day to fulfill a promise and listen to Game 7 at his father’s grave

Wayne Williams and his dad had a deal—when the Cubs made it to the World Series, they were going to listen to the games together. Williams’s father, also named Wayne, died in 1980 but Williams followed through on their pact. 

For Wednesday’s Game 7, Williams drove all day from North Carolina to the Indianapolis suburb of Greenwood to listen to the game at his father’s grave

 

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What made this win so emotional for Cubs fans was knowing how many other fans had lived their whole lives waiting to see a championship, or even a pennant.

After the NLCS, Cubs fans started covering the wall outside the east the side of Wrigley Field with messages for loved ones who’d died before seeing a title. After Game 7, the wall was completely covered

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