FOX 32 NEWS - Chicago Cubs fans are definitely psyched about this year's World Series, and they haven't forgotten legends and fans from past generations.
Last fall, Andrew Grexa honored his late father Ron by spreading his ashes over the ivy, alongside Wrigley field's bleachers. The Cubs had just beaten the Cardinals. But Andrew did not completely empty the urn containing his father’s ashes. So last Saturday night, about a year later, Grexa and his aunt did it again. It's just one of the ways that otherworldly thoughts have crept into the Cubs World Series run.
Harry Caray's gravesite at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines is covered with memorabilia. There are also green apples, remembering Caray's promise IN 1991.
“Sure as god made green apples, the cubs are going to make it back to the World Series,” Caray had said.
FOX 32: Why is it important to remember these guys from the past?
“They're the ones that built the foundation of the team, leading up to 2016,” said Doug Jones.
On Chicago’s North Side, where Ernie Banks is buried, there is a white "W" flag and a dozen red roses.
Banks passed away last year at the age of 83. He's buried at the Graceland Cemetery, just a few blocks north of Wrigley Field.
Andrew Grexa lives outside Denver, but his father once lived on the Northwest Side, and loved the Cubs. At one time, he was friends with Ron Santo, so maybe it's appropriate that just like Andrew's father, Santo's ashes were spread over Wrigley field after he died six years ago.
The Cubs say they now prohibit the spreading of ashes at the ballpark, although, there have been exceptions in the past, including Ron Santo, singer-songwriter Steve Goodman and manager Charlie Grimm.