Don’t let anyone say that it’s just a game
For I’ve seen other teams and it’s never the same
When you’re born in Chicago you’re blessed and you’re healed
The first time you walk into Wrigley Field
Our heroes wear pinstripes
Heroes in blue
Give us the chance to feel like heroes too
Forever we’ll win and if we should lose
We know someday we’ll go all the way
Did it really happen?
It looks like the Cubs are going to the World Series, but am I hallucinating?
Did I really see Kyle Hendricks go toe to toe with history, face the minimum, and come out unscathed?
Did I see Anthony Rizzo hit a home run? Rizzo, who is the heart and soul of this young Chicago team? Rizzo, who has grown up with the Cubs and was there when they sucked and is reaping the rewards of trusting Theo’s process?
Did I see David Ross, who has been there before with the 2013 Red Sox, smiling, not looking like a grandpa at all, excited for the possibilities of the Cubs finally getting to the next level?
Did I see Javier Baez and Jon Lester win co-MVP, representing both sides of the Cubs’ excellence – youthful exuberance and veteran leadership?
And here’s to the men and the legends we’ve known
Teaching us faith and giving us hope
United we stand and united we’ll fall
Down to our knees the day we win it all
Did I see old women wiping tears from their eyes? Did I wipe tears from my own eyes?
Did I see Bill Murray smiling like I’ve never seen him smiling before? Did I see a picture of known Cubs fan Hillary Clinton watching the Cubs clinch the pennant on her smartphone, with a look of shock and pure happiness on her face? Did I see John Cusack losing his mind in the stands?
Did I see Eddie Vedder spraying champagne on Cubs players with a look of joy on his face that I’m sure mirrored the looks on millions of Cubs fans all over the world?
Did I see generations of Cubs fans hugging each other, smiling, singing for hours, coming together in a celebration that many of us never really thought would happen in our lifetime?
Yes. I did.
And when the day comes with that last winning run
And I’m crying and covered in beer
I’ll look to the sky and know I was right
To think someday we’ll go all the way