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02.08.2018 03:06
Bill Murray, delirious with joy, in the middle of a throng of fans that included John Cusack, an actor who has long rooted for Antworten

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasnt happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: win a World Series.So naturally, the chance to be part of that history has prompted people who live in Chicago, once lived in Chicago or just rooted for the Cubs from miles away to descend on Wrigley Field or tune in on television.If you didnt know Chicago was once home to scores of celebrities, you do after tuning into the game. Broadcasts have shown actor Bill Murray, delirious with joy, in the middle of a throng of fans that included John Cusack, an actor who has long rooted for the Cubs, and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, who turned his love for the Cubs into a song, Someday Well Go All The Way.Here, then, are some Cubs fans who are better known for what they do for a living than who they root for.---BOB NEWHARTChicago native Bob Newhart has been posing with the teams signature W for win flag in pictures on his Twitter account during the playoffs.The 87-year-old comedian said his first memory of going to a Cubs game was with his mother at age 6 or 7. He was 16 when he went to Chicagos LaSalle Street to cheer the Cubs as they were welcomed home after winning the National League pennant in 1945. The Cubs went on to lose the World Series to the Detroit Tigers and havent been back since.So why remain a Cubs fan?I guess Im not easily dissuaded, Newhart said. I used to say Im a Cub fan in my stand up because it kind of prepared you for life, you knew you were ahead and you knew you were going to blow it somehow. Thats a lesson all Cub fans shared until this year.Newhart went to Game 3 of the NLCS with his grandson on Tuesday. He said he hopes his Cubs fandom continues in his family.Im deathly afraid that its going to die with me because my grandchildren are Dodger fans, he said. Ive got to leave it to somebody to continue the fight.---GEORGE WILLPolitical commentator George Will cant explain why he started rooting for the Cubs as a little boy.I grew up in Champaign, midway between Chicago and St. Louis, he said. My friends became Cardinals fans and grew up cheerful and liberal and I, for reasons I dont understand, became a Cubs fan.Today, Will is certainly in a little better mood than Cardinals fans, whose team didnt even make the playoffs. But not by much.I was at the Bartman game, he said of the 2003 playoff game where a fan named Steve Bartman deflected a foul ball that seemed destined for Cubs outfielder Moises Alous glove just before the team -- and its chances to reach the World Series for the first time since 1945 -- disintegrated. So I am always nervous.Will is known best for writing about politics. But he has also written extensively about baseball, including a book about the home of the Cubs, A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley at One Hundred, which is a long way of saying hes seen a lot of baseball and a lot of Cubs baseball.All of which is to say he knows two things: That the Cubs are the best team in baseball and that the best team in baseball does not always win in the playoffs.He also knows that even if the Cubs do survive this series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and reach the World Series, it might just delay the agony of the fans of a team that hasnt won the World Series since 1908.If the baseball gods are as diabolical as I think they are, theyve set it up for the Cubs to lose to Cleveland, he said. How vicious can they be?---JOE MANTEGNAActor Joe Mantegna, 68, is hoping his 101-year-old mother can see a Cubs win this year.It would be nice to see her celebrate a victory, he said. She was born in 1915 so the Cubs hadnt won for six years when she was born.Mantegna, known for roles in The Godfather: Part III and on the TV series Criminal Minds, grew up in Chicago going to Cubs games. Theres even a black-and-white picture of him sitting in front of a television watching a Cubs game, he said.One summer I went to 10 games and they lost all 10, he said. I really thought I was the reason they were losing. Thats what Cub fever will do to you.---NICK OFFERMAN and STEPHEN COLBERTParks and Recreation star Nick Offerman , a Cubs fan born in Joliet, Illinois, appeared on The Late Show on Tuesday with host Stephen Colbert -- also a Cubs fan.The banter:Colbert: Im a Cubs fan, youre a Cubs fan ... how are you handling the stress?Offerman: `I have a compartmentalization system. When I auditioned for the role of `Ron Swanson (on Parks and Recreation) it took five months to get the job so for that five months I had to put that information in this drawer thats not attached to emotion. So I know that something might happen in the coming weeks that would be very good for my baseball team, but Im not attaching emotion to it.Colbert: When do you attach the emotion to it? Youve loved and lost is what youre saying and now youre afraid to feel?Offerman: I suppose so. Ive become inured to feeling.---SARA PARETSKYNovelist Sara Paretsky traces her devotion to the Cubs to the day she heard about a young man who had shoveled the sidewalk in front of the home of a woman and her mother -- a man who turned out to be the Cubs first baseman at the time, Bill Buckner. The way Paretsky, a casual Cubs fan at the time, figured it, any team that had a player who helped a couple of women for no other reason than to be neighborly deserved her devotion.Now as the team that won more games than any other in the majors is in a position to reach the World Series for the first time since Harry Truman was president, Paretsky is, of course, distraught.I thought I had protected myself emotionally, but I realized this morning I am already in mourning, she said Wednesday, the day after the Cubs were shut out for the second straight game in the NL Championship Series.---Follow Caryn Rousseau on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/carynrousseau---This story has been corrected to Detroit Tigers in the sixth paragraph. Cheap Chargers Jerseys . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. Wholesale Chargers Jerseys China . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. http://www.cheapchargersjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-kyzir-white-jersey . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Authentic Justin Jackson Jersey . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Authentic Scott Quessenberry Jersey . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. GURNEE, Ill. -- Cristie Kerr brought the wine for the final team dinner of deep dish pizza. She sent text messages to her teammates to try to keep them loose.When the United States had a chance to win the UL International Crown, she finished the job.Kerr held on for a 3-and-2 victory over Melissa Reid on Sunday to give the Americans the title in the rare team event on the LPGA Tour.I think I play better when there is more pressure, said Kerr, who was the last player to tee off for the U.S.Kerr & Co. were shut out in the first session Thursday, but they got progressively better over the weekend. Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller closed out wins before Reid missed a birdie putt on 16, which handed the decisive victory to Kerr.Lewis and Piller ran to the green for a group hug when it was over. Kerrs caddie, Brady Stockton, grabbed the flag at 16 to save it for his player.Lexi Thompson lost 2 and 1 to South Koreas So Yeon Ryu and then joined the celebration at a muggy Merit Club about 40 miles northwest of Chicago. The Americans won a silver trophy, and each of the players took home a crown and $100,000 apiece.To be called the best golfing nation, I think, is pretty satisfying, Lewis said.Lewis, Kerr and Thompson played on the U.S. team that finished a disappointing sixth in the inaugural event in 2014 and failed to make it to the final day at Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland. But Piller joined the group for an American victory in the Solheim Cup last year in Germany, and their chemistry and confidence in one another was on full display when they decided to keep the same four-ball pairings after they came up empty Thursday.Coming into this week, everyone was playing really well, and for us to be paired with the people we played at Solheim, I thiink thats been a huge help in the success that weve had, [and] that just gives us extra confidence, Piller said.ddddddddddddKerr and Thompson teamed for wins Friday and Saturday, and the momentum carried over into singles. Piller cruised to a 4-and-3 victory over Taiwans Yani Tseng, and Lewis posted a 3-and-2 win over Japans Mika Miyazato.South Korea, which was the top seed coming into the event, finished second with 12 points, one back of the United States. Taiwan and England tied for third with 11, and Japan finished fifth with eight points.The International Crown moves to the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, in 2018.We couldnt win the tournament, but anyway, we still finished better than last time, Ryu said. Last time, were third, and this year second, so hopefully we can get a crown at 2018.South Korea and Japan each had long days after thunderstorms postponed the final part of the third session to Sunday. South Korea advanced to the singles matches with a pair of four-ball victories against Australia, and Japan won a three-team playoff for the final spot in the singles session.Sundays singles matches were delayed 62 minutes by rain.Sei Young Kim showed no signs of fatigue in a dominant 5-and-4 victory over Englands Charley Hull, but countrywomen Amy Yang and In Gee Chun lost their matches. Japan split its four singles matches, with Haru Nomara and Ayaka Watanabe on the winning side.England had the lead with nine points coming into the day, but it wasnt able to keep up its surprising play. Jodi Ewart Shadoff beat Taiwans Ssu-Chia Cheng 1 up for the countrys only victory of the final session. China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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