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A Baseball Fan Gets His Day

In the rare event the Chicago Cubs win (they haven’t captured a World Series title since 1908), you will hear legions of drunken Northsiders singing a simple tune of "go Cubs go" together in unison.  The song was written by … Read More

By / March 18, 2010

In the rare event the Chicago Cubs win (they haven’t captured a World Series title since 1908), you will hear legions of drunken Northsiders singing a simple tune of "go Cubs go" together in unison.  The song was written by the late Steve Goodman, who even after being diagnosed with Leukemia in 1969, would spend his life writing songs that Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins and Willie Nelson, would go on to record.  While that is no small feat, he will always be remembered for his endearing anthem for the lovable losers he was a fanatic fan of.  Now, nearly 30 years after his death, Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley has introduced a bill honoring the late folk singer, that would rename the Lakeview Post Office –located a few blocks from the Cubs home field of Wrigley Field– after the man who gave Cubs fans something to sing about.