Cubs fans deliver good news to deceased loved ones at Chicago cemetery

Many Cubs fans have passed away over the decades without witnessing a World Championship like Chicago did Wednesday night.

FOX 32 NEWS - Many Cubs fans have passed away over the decades without witnessing a World Championship like Chicago did Wednesday night.

On Thursday, relatives of some of those fans delivered the news about last night’s game by making a trip to the cemetery.

“It's sad and it's happy at the same time. And I’m here for him and I know he's watching down,” said Alexandra Mascari.

Seven years ago, Alexandra Mascari's father Dennis created "Beyond The Vines." It's a final resting place at the Bohemian National Cemetery for urns containing the remains of some  die-hard Cubs fans.

Two years after creating the memorial, her father died of cancer. But on Thursday morning, Alexandra was one of the first visitors, dropping off a baseball inscribed, "Cubs Win 2016 World Series, I love you."

“It doesn't feel real. It feels unbelievable, and I'm shocked, and I'm so happy, this is probably one of the best days of my life, to be honest. To celebrate it with my dad and family and friends, it's great,” Alexandra said.

Tourists were checking out the spot today too, most of them following the suggestion that they tap Dennis Mascari's Cubs logo after a Cubs win. The urns are kept in what Alexandra calls skyboxes, each with its own plaque. There's also a home plate, and bricks and seats from Wrigley Field.

“It's just a happy place for Cubs fans, die-hard Cubs fans, who want to celebrate their life and be remembered, in the best way possible,” Alexandra said.

Most of the plaques here have sayings, for example, one of them says, ‘Wait til next year.’ Well, Cubs fans won't have to be saying that anymore.

Another says, "I saw Ruth and Gehrig play at Wrigley."

Andrew Robles' late grandmother Anna Romero has a skybox here. He showed up to drop off  a photograph, telling grandma that the Cubs are finally World Champs.

“I wanted to come out just to honor her, just to let her know, they did it, so she could just, so I could just feel her presence, just be with her for this moment,” Andrew said.

There are 288 so-called skyboxes at the Cubs memorial, so less than ten percent of them are taken.

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