Someday We’ll Go All the Way

…and we’re getting a little closer today!

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Today the Cubs clinched the NL Central Division at Wrigley, and from what it looks like on the news, Wrigley field has become the biggest block party in the country! Although we won it last year, we didn’t clinch it by winning a game - we clinched it because another team lost. But this year, we won a pretty nervewracking game against our biggest rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. Afterwards the team came back out on the field and sprayed champagne on the crowd and rejoiced with each other. Life is good in Wrigleyville!

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It’s hard not to get my hopes up - this year would be the perfect year to finally win the World Series - 100 years after the last win. I’m sure the rest of the fans feel this way…we just want it so bad!!!

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Supposedly, Cubs legend Ernie Banks asked Evanston, IL native Eddie Vedder (heard of him?) to write a song about the Cubs, and here’s what resulted. A song, though not as joyous as “Go Cubs Go” (a song that was heard pretty often this year), still conveys, on a deeper, sweeter level, how Cub nation feels. Comcast aired a nice video montage at the end of their broadcast today with the song:
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Someday We’ll Go All The Way
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Yeah, don’t let them say that it’s just a game.
Well, I’ve seen other teams and it is never the same.
When you go to Chicago, you’re blessed and you’re healed, The first time you walk into Wrigley Field.
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Heroes with pinstripes and heroes in blue, Give us the chance to feel like heroes do.
Whether we’ll win and if we should lose, we know Someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way.
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We are one with the Cubs, with the Cubs we’re in love.
Hold our heads tall as the underdogs.
We are not fairweather, but farweather fans.
Like brothers in arms, in the suites and the stands.
There’s magic in the Ivy and the old score board.
The same one I stared at as a kid keeping score.
In a world full of greed, we could never want more.
Someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way.
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Here’s to the men and the legends we’ve known.
Giving us faith and giving us hope.
United we stand and united we’ll fall
Down to our knees the day we win it all.
Yeah Ernie Banks said, “oh, let’s play two”.
I think he meant two hundred years.
Playing at Wrigley, our diamond, our jewel.
The home of our joy and our fears.
Keeping traditions, and wishes anew,
The place where our grandfathers’ fathers they grew.
The spiritual feeling if I ever knew.
And when the day comes for that last winning run, and I’m crying and covered with beer.
I look to the sky and know I was right today.
Someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way.
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5 Comments

2008-09-21 09:36:30

Sue says

To say I’m excited is an understatement. It was fun watching the post game celebration. There is something very special about this team.

 
2008-09-21 18:22:03

Trisha says

Maybe it will be a White Sox/Cubs series. My brother and his wife will go on hiatus if it is - Chicago will just be nuts.

If it comes to the Cubs or the White Sox, I think I’d rather see the Cubs win. They’ve waited long enough for it. I’d really like to see the Detroit Tigers win, but that’s not gonna happen, something about teams with a sub-500 record not finishing high enough this year to make the play offs.

Yes, folks, the Tigers clinched their own milestone this weekend - with their third straight loss to the Cleveland Indians, they guaranteed themselves a sub-500 seasons since 2005. Now there’s something to CROW about!

Well, there’s always next year.

Go Cubbies!

 
2008-09-21 20:43:04

Anonymous says

GO CUBS GO !!!

WORLD SERIES HERE WE COME :)

 
2008-09-22 14:51:17

Karl says

Not to rub it in, but I was 15 rows behind home plate, dead center, on Saturday when the Cubs clinched it. I took about 300 pictures.
Besides the birth of my 2 children, and of course my wedding day (just covering everything), probably the most exciting day of my life. One of the guys I was with burst into tears. Sissy.

 
2008-09-23 09:26:34

Nino says

Sweet song. I hope they make it.

 

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