FOX 32 NEWS - A lifelong Cubs fan from Skokie, and a season ticket holder, is currently serving overseas. It has been a challenge watching from afar, but she says she doesn't plan to miss a minute of it.
"My name is first Lieutenant Marissa Spitz, I was born and raised in Skokie Illinois…I've been a Cubs fan my entire life."
Currently serving our nation in Kuwait as an Executive Officer in the 456th area support medical company, Lieutenant Marissa Spitz is watching the World Series from nearly 7-thousand miles away.
On Wednesday, FOX 32 spoke to her via Skype and asked her what it was like following her beloved Cubs from so far away.
"I've been waiting for this moment my entire life…It's really sad I can't be there for it,” she said.
A season ticket holder since 2011, Marissa gave her post season tickets to her family. It wasn't long after game one of the NLCS that she received a very special care package from her father.
"So he sent me the score card… I teared up a little bit, I'm not going to lie,” she said.
Forced to deal with an eight hour time difference, Marissa watched game seven of the NLCS from bed in her barracks on the Armed Services Network, all the while talking to her family who were in Wrigleyville to witness it in person. It was a historic night she'll never forget.
"The entire time I was texting back and forth between them, they were telling me all about the amazing sights and sounds, the atmosphere at Wrigley, all the fans, and how amazing it was,” she said.
Despite Tuesday night's World Series game one loss to the Indians, Marissa is confident her team will prevail and she's got some advice for her fellow Cubs faithful.
"Just enjoy every minute and please, please, please, have a few beers for me, a few,” she said while laughing.
Good luck Lieutenant Spitz, and thank you for your service.
Marissa says she streams games as often as she can, for the comfort of Pat Hughes' voice.