GOOD NEWS Cubs Fan Keeps Promise, Listens to World Series Game 7 at Father's Grave Site
— Bob Segall (@BobSegallWTHR) November 3, 2016
A North Carolina man kept a promise to his late father by driving to his grave site in Indiana to listen to the Chicago Cubs win Game 7 of the World Series.
Wayne Williams told WTHR that he made a pact with his dad: "When the Cubs - not if, when - the Cubs got into the World Series, we would make sure we listen to the games together."
His father, also named Wayne Williams, was a Navy veteran. He died in 1980 at age 53, but the younger Williams still kept up his end of the bargain.
Wednesday night, he sat in a fold-out chair draped with a Cubs "W" victory flag in the military section of Greenwood Forest Lawn Cemetery, listening to the game on his smartphone.
WTHR reported that when the Cubs finally defeated the Cleveland Indians in the 10th inning - winning their first World Series since 1908 - Williams quietly said, "We did it," and placed the "W" flag next to his father's grave marker.