Chicago Cubs: 2017 – the year the Cubs were reigning world champions
April 10, 2017: The Home Opener
The Cubs celebrated a World Series title for the first time at Wrigley Field. When I saw Anthony Rizzo walk out from the left field bullpen with the trophy, the emotions hit hard. Seeing the pennants hung in center field was a surreal moment.
Speaking of Rizzo, he came through with the game-winning walk-off hit to beat the Dodgers that night.
Quite the memorable day start to finish.
Posted by Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
May 5, 2017: Starlin Castro‘s return to Wrigley Field
One thing that is a bit unsettling for me, as a fan, is that Starlin Castro wasn’t part of the World Series team. He endured a lot of bad seasons on the Cubs – much like Rizzo. When I saw on Instagram the duo caught up after Game 1 of the series with the Yankees, I was happy but also a bit nostalgic.
This all said, I still thought it was the right move to trade him to make room for Ben Zobrist. As we all know now, without Zo, the Fall Classic may have ended in a very different way.
June 2nd, 2017: Dexter Fowler’s return to Wrigley Field
Dexter Fowler was such a big part of the World Series team, it was hard to see him in Cardinal red, but I have no hard feelings toward him. I wish him well.
I hope he does well for the Cardinals, as long as they’re not playing the Cubs when it happens. The video the Cubs made for him upon his return was emotional and brought back so many great memories.