In this special audio version of the blog, CMRC research fellows (and life-long Cubs fans) Art Bamford and Kristin Peterson share their reflections on the religious aspects of Cubs fandom and the mediation of the Cubs’ first World Series victory in 108 years. Listen to the audio file here:
Here are a few of the images, videos and articles that we mentioned in the podcast.
An article about the fan who listened to the game at the grave of his father.
The Cubs released a special video to Eddie Vedder’s song “Someday We’ll Go All the Way.”
The Budweiser ad with Harry Carey virtually calling the last inning of the World Series:
A video compilation of fans celebrating:
Fans leaving notes and writing the names of deceased family members on the brick wall of Wrigley Field:
The “saints” of Cubs’ history looking down from heaven onto the winning team:
The grave sites of Harry Carey and Ernie Banks adorned with Cubs paraphernalia: