Local Cubs fan gets World Series tickets for anniversary
It's a dream come true for a die hard Chicago Cubs fan who named his first born after one of his favorite players. Not only is his team in the World Series, he's flying from Round Rock to Chicago to see Saturday's game at Wrigley Field.
He's not your average Cubs fan.
"This is my groom's cake from when I got married in 2006," says Patrick Strittmatter, Chicago Cubs fan.
Patrick Strittmatter takes things to the extreme, like naming his first born Lilly after Cubs pitcher Ted Lily.
Her middle name Addison.
"Wrigley Field sits at the corner of Clark and Addison. She wouldn't allow me to give her the middle name Clark, so we went with Addison. Makes more sense since it's 1060 West Addison," says Strittmatter.
They found out they were expecting their second child when Patrick was at the Cubs Convention in 2015.
Now both daughters are blessed with the Cubs' luck. Strittmatter grew up just outside of Chicago, in Libertyville. He now lives in Round Rock. The move hasn't affected his love for the Cubs, instead he's been able to share it.
"I kind of think about Cubs baseball as family, fun and a little bit of faith," says Strittmatter.
The Chicago Cubs won their ticket to the World Series last Saturday with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was a celebration for the entire family.
"For years and years I've been thinking, I can die in peace if the Cubs get to the World Series and win. They've got to the World Series and let's see if they can make the next step," says Strittmatter.
That night, his wife Elizabeth spent hours booking a flight to Chicago and finding tickets.
They were a surprise for their upcoming 10-year anniversary.
"For me to be able to be with him, to watch him watch his team that he loves so much, is an amazing opportunity. For me as his wife, that's his dream, to sit next to somebody watching their dream come true is just something that I can't even explain," says Elizabeth Strittmatter.
The tickets came in Tuesday, that's when things started to feel real.
"I came home and saw them in person and was like, 'Wow, they're here. So we're really doing this,'" says Strittmatter.
The last time the Cubs were in the World Series was in 1945. Many things have changed since then.
"The war had just ended, World War II. It was just a totally different time. When the Cubs were last in the series, the World Series wasn't televised," says Strittmatter.
Through the years, Strittmatter says they have rebuilt. Leading to their big moment to shine yet again.
A moment the Strittmatter's will never forget.
Game four is Saturday at Wrigley Field.
You can watch it on FOX 7. Pregame coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. and the game at 7:00 p.m.