Metro Cubs fans rally behind their team from afar

- In the heart of downtown St. Paul, there's a little slice of old Chicago.

Casey Bloemke isn't able to watch the game at the bar he owns in Wrigleyville.

“I miss being there. It’s complete and utter chaos,” Bloemke said.

But seeing the Cubs play in their first World Series at Wrigley Field in 71 years at Alary's is the next best thing.

“I wish I was down there. But I'll watch it from afar and enjoy it from here," he said.

Alary's original owner, Al Baise actually played for the Chicago Bears in the 1940s, helping the team win three world championships. Now, his bar is home base for fans of all Chicago sports, including the Cubs’ long-awaited return to the fall classic.

Robert Egger brought his own good luck charm.

“It’s a replica of the Harry Carey statue that sits outside the stadium,” said Egger, showing off his trinket.

He brought the miniature statue along with him in hopes the spirit of the legendary Cubs announcer would help the team Egger grew up watching on basic cable in the ‘80s knock one out of the park.

“I think it’s great it’s been a long-time coming,” he said. “It’s weird because it’s like we've reached that hump. Now that we're here, what happens if it doesn't pan out."

The hits runs and errors are enough to bring Cubs fans to their feet, but Bloemke hopes the curse of the goat will soon be over for good.

“It’s pretty cool. They deserve it,” he said.

So far the Cleveland Indians lead the series 2-1.
 


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