Cubs Fans Turn Wrigley Field Wall Into Stunning Memorial For Lost Loved Ones

November 4, 2016
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Article originally published by: Good Sports

While the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians to win their first World Series in 108 years on a rainy Wednesday night in Ohio, thousands of Chicagoans swarmed outside Wrigley Field to celebrate. Amidst the raucous street ceremony, fans turned the outside of the stadium’s right field wall into a memorial to loved ones who died before seeing the Cubs break their championship drought.

According to DNAinfo, unopened boxes of chalk appeared outside the stadium over the weekend. Throughout the week fans canvassed the brick wall with encouraging messages to the team. On Wednesday, locals transformed the wall into a tribute, writing dedications to lost friends and family.

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“I don’t exactly know what the point is,” Jay Sirois, who wrote the name of his deceased father on the wall, told The Athletic. “But it feels good to come here today, make them a part of it.”

Like the World Series itself, the spontaneous memorial is a bridge to history, preserving memories of relationships that wouldn’t be the same without shared rooting interests and shared hopes. Scroll for more photos of the wall. For anyone who learned how to love a team from their parents or grandparents, you may want to grab a tissue.

Click here to read full article from Good Sports

Image via Chuck Nolis

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