When the Cubs pulled it out for their first World Series win in 108 years, Chicago native Wayne Williams kept his side of a decades-old pact with his father: He drove 650 miles from North Carolina to Wayne Sr.'s grave in Indiana to watch and quietly celebrate the victory together, just like they said they would. Scores of Cubs fans likewise marked the win by honoring, with a chalk-inscribed memorial wall at Wrigley Field, those who didn't live to see it. "My parents are gone," said one. "But they're here."
For all those that came before
That played their hearts out
And those that kept the dream alive
I am reminded of George Carlin on Baseball