In dramatic fashion, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in extra innings Wednesday night to win the title in Game 7 of the World Series, their first since 1908. The Cubs had seemingly become baseball’s poster child for hopeless causes, failing in many post-season efforts to reach the big show. Cubs fans knew well the heartache of loss, but can now celebrate the end of a long drought.
Bob Gilligan, Executive Director of the Illinois Catholic Conference, whose wife is a faithful Cubs fan that worked at Wrigley Field as a teen said, “just as our faith teaches us perseverance, faith, and long-suffering leads to redemption, the same is true for Chicago Cubs baseball fans. Good things come to those who wait.” Gilligan came home Wednesday night to find his wife had decked out their son in Cubs garb for the game. The sight was bittersweet for Gilligan, a lifelong White Sox fan.
Photo provided by the Gilligan family.