"I went to Wash U in St. Louis and I was there with all of the Cardinals fans and I think folks in St. Louis probably have seen championships and know what it's like," said a Cubs fan from St. Louis. "I haven't seen this in my lifetime, we haven't won a Championship in my parents lifetime or my grandparents lifetimes, so this is once in three lifetimes it's historic and it's going to be a big celebration."
Amy Milne traveled overnight from Arkansas just to stand outside of Wrigley as the Cubs play the Indians in Game 3 Friday night.
"It's priceless," Milne said. "Yes, I--we--can't even explain it. I can't even get the words out, it's awesome."
Thousands of Cubs fan lined the streets of Wrigleyville hours before Friday's first pitch, just hoping to be in the electric atmosphere of a Cubs World Series game in Chicago.
"I moved to this area, just to be around the Cubs," said Tim Sotiros, who lives near the stadium. "I'm moving at the end of the year, so this is like my last hoorah!"
Fans from St. Louis also made the trek from the gateway city to cheer on their favorite baseball team. Like St. Peters' David Blattner, who didn't have tickets to the game, but paid hundreds of dollars to watch the game at a nearby bar with family
"It's not that bad," Blattner said. "Given the scarcity of this event. I'm with family."
The Chicago Cubs last played in the World Series in 1945. They haven't won a World Series since 1908.