Chicago Cubs Will Win the World Series: The Reality of the Fantasy

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Chicago Cubs Will Win the World Series: The Reality of the Fantasy
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I was watching MLB network the other night when I noticed Cubs fans on the edge of their seat, watching as their long suffering club won the World Series.

Then I noticed it was an ad for "MLB 2012, The Show."

I know the Cubs won't win it on the field this year, and if the game is realistic, they won't win there either, but seeing the commercial made me start to think what it would be like if they were to do it.

Can you imagine the generations of Cubs fans watching together, waiting for the moment when they can finally exhale and realize they did live long enough to see it happen?

I remember being at the Cubby Bear across the street from Wrigley Field with friends during the infamous "Bartman" game. We were ready to go wild in the streets just at the thought that the Cubs would be playing in the World Series.

Imagine the moment when you realize that your team is one pitch away. I did exactly that last year when the Texas Rangers were in that position against the St. Louis Cardinals.

I imagined how I would be feeling at that exact moment if it were the Cubs, and how I would react when my dream finally came true. The Rangers were twice within one strike of winning their first championship.  

That day their fans understood what Cubs fans have felt their whole life (though at least they were in the World Series for the second year in a row).

Unless you are at least 67 years old, you weren't even born the last time the Cubs made a Fall Classic. To realistically understand what was going on, you'd probably need to be 75.

I felt tears welling up in my eyes just watching that commercial. It showed fans all over the city ready to explode with excitement and joy. I know how crazed I would be at that moment, but I don't even know what I would do if it happened.

Would I cry tears of joy? Would I jump as high as I can? Would I open my window and scream at the top of my lungs saying, "Cubs Win, Cubs Win?"

Would I be at Wrigley Field again, waiting for that moment and hoping this time it wouldn't be stolen away from me?  

I can't imagine I would ever be as happy as I would be that day. It sounds silly, considering it's just a game, but I know every Cubs fan reading this knows exactly what I'm talking about.

The Cubs have caused so much heartache over the years for their fans, and the older you are, the more tears you have shed. I think I might be all cried out.

How would you feel if it were to finally happen? What would be going through your mind? Where would you watch it? Who would you watch it with? These are questions inquiring minds like mine would like to know the answer to—so feel free to share a comment!

Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we'll all get a chance to experience that feeling in reality.

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