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Chicago Cubs Salute ‘WyoMania’

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

2016 was a year that Chicago Cubs fans will never forget.

In November, the Cubs ended the longest drought in professional sports, winning their first World Series championship in 108 years.

Since then, stories of long-suffering fans across the country have made national news, including one man’s pilgrammage all the way from Wyoming to Wrigley Field.

Mark Edwards inherited his love for the Cubs from his grandfather, who grew up in Chicago.

At the age of 13, Edwards, who now lives in Gillette, started saving money and made a vow that, someday, he would use those funds to see the Cubs play in the World Series.

Now 37, Edwards finally realized that dream this year when he cashed in his savings to see Game 3 at Wrigley Field.

Unfortunately, the Cubs lost.

The next day, Edwards watched Game 4 with his 90 year-old grandpa, who had inspired his love for the team as a child.

And the Cubs lost again.

Not one to press his luck, Edwards returned home to Wyoming before Game 5, cheering from afar as the Cubs won three in a row to claim the series in Game 7.

“It was probably better that way because, when I left Chicago, they started winning,” Edwards told

This week, Edwards was one of several fans honored by Cubs’ beat writer Carrie Muskat, who penned poignant a tribute to “Wyomania“.


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