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Cubs fan drives 600 miles to listen to Game 7 of World Series at father's gravesite

Cubs fan drives 600 miles to listen to Game 7 of World Series at father's gravesite

Cubs fans have waited 108 years to celebrate a World Series title.

Now that it actually happened, it's fun to see reaction videos following the final out of those who have been waiting a long time for this moment and read stories about where fans were when the Cubs snapped their championship drought.

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Like this one: Wayne Williams drove more than 600 miles from North Carolina to Indiana to listen to Game 7 of the World Series at his father's gravesite, fulfilling a promise he made before his dad, also named Wayne, died in 1980.

"I talked it out with my boys forever," Williams said to WTHR.com. "I let them know that I told my dad — we had a pact. When the Cubs — not if, when — the Cubs got into the World Series, we would make sure we listen to the games together,"

Check out the video of Williams' story below, courtesy of WTHR-TV:

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.