The Reason Why A Cubs Fan Watched Game 7 At A Cemetery Is Absolutely Heartwarming!

I remember when my grandfather died in the 1990s, one of the last things we did was go to a live wrestling show together. It was the last time I saw him before I saw him in a hospital bed where he spent the remainder of his days. One of the things that we promised each other after the show was over that when it was possible we were going to get tickets to a Wrestlemania and go together.

Several years later when I finally was able to go to one, I did something that I felt the need I had to do. I took a picture of my gramps and held it the entire show. It was the best I could do but I think he would have liked it..

68-year-old Wayne Williams Jr. of North Carolina made a 650-mile drive to Greenwood, Indiana, to watch the Chicago Cubs win the World Series with his dad. He watched the games on his phone in a chair next to his father’s grave at Greenwood Forest Lawn Cemetery.

“We had a pact,” Williams said of his father according to WTHR. “When — not if, when –the Cubs got into the World Series, we would make sure we listen to the games together.”  His father died in 1980 at the age of 53, but his father’s passing did nothing to nullify the pact in Williams’ eyes.

 Wayne Williams Senior was a Navy veteran — an important part of his life.  “World War II, he was a signalman. He was at Normandy, D-Day +8. He had not turned 18 yet,” he said. His time in the Navy may have been what converted him to a Cubs fan in the first place.

“I think it was because when he was at boot camp at Great Lakes,” Williams said. “He probably went to some games, because Wrigley’s brought the guys out there for these things and it was the closest thing to big-time baseball he’d ever seen.”

 

According to WTHR, after Wednesday’s game seven win, he softly said “we did it,” and laid the famous “W” flag of the Chicago Cubs down next to his father’s grave marker.

 The Cubs’ win this year marked the first time the team has won the World Series since 1908.