CHICAGO, IL (KPLR) – The streets around Wrigley Field in Chicago are much quieter Tuesday than during the weekend's home games, but with a big Game 6 on the line in Cleveland, Cubs Blue is everywhere.
"Had the day off and figured to shoot up here to be a part of the atmosphere and you know cub fever you know" said Curtis Longbaugh from Indiana.
Whether flying the W outside of the friendly confines, or snapping a picture with Mr. Cub himself, Cubs fans have come from near and far for a small taste of this historic World Series.
"I'm from Boston, but came to Chicago to be around the atmosphere" said Frank Forde. "In Boston we know what a drought is like we went 86 years without a world series so I’d like to think all of America is rooting for Cubs right now except for Indians" he joked.
Cubs management decided not to open Wrigley Field to fans to watch away games this postseason, meaning bars around the stadium are once again gearing up for watch parties.
"We’re thinking we’re going to get good crowds" said Sluggers manager, David Strauss. "It's Game 6 of the World Series and coming off an exciting thrilling weekend like Sunday nights game concluded I think the fans are psyched and ready to come out" he said.
It's a must win game for the Cubs and with a season like none other, Cubs fans believe their boys in blue can pull it off.
"I’m hoping the cubs can do it" said Forde. "I think it’s going to go to Game 7- I think so" he said.