To say I'm excited about tonight's game between the Cubs and Diamondbacks would be an understatement. Well I'm less than thrilled about it not starting until 10pm...but other than that I'm pumped!
The "Go Cubs Go" song by two time Grammy winner Steve Goodman, has been stuckin my head a lot lately. You hear it after every Cubs win at Wrigley. I guess it was originally recorded in 1984 for WGN and Mr. Goodman died 11 days before the playoffs that year at the age of 36 from Leukemia. That was the Cubs first playoff appearance since losing the '45 World Series. So, Steve Goodman never saw the Cubs in the playoffs. That is sad.
This is the 5th time the Cubs have made the playoffs in my life, but I don't recall any part of the '84 or '89 playoffs, the '98 playoffs were short, and I'm still trying to forget the '03 playoffs....
As you can see from the picture, Steve Goodman was a diehard Cubs fan!
Steve Goodman Wikipedia Page
Listen to "Go Cubs Go" on MySpace