Less than 48 hours after watching their beloved team win the World Series, many Cubs fans still can’t believe it actually happened. That’s what a lifetime of losing will do to you.
“It was such an emotional thing,” actor and director Jay Chandrasekhar said on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “The truth of the matter is, I still find it very hard to believe that the Cubs won the World Series. I kept sort of hearing it on the radio over and over, and you’re like, ‘Oh, my God. They really did it.’ I’m kind of a little bit robotic. I cry maybe once a decade, and I was driving into work (Thursday) and I heard it on the radio again and I literally started crying. This is such pent-up, loser-ville rage that I’ve been living with my whole life, and it’s finally over. It’s finally over.”
Chandrasekhar, 48, attended countless Cubs games in his youth.
“I went when I was a little kid,” he said. “I used to go when I was 6 or 7. I went all through my childhood. When I was 19, I was going to Colgate University and I went to Chicago for a semester to see if I could make it as a comic. I started doing stand-up and improv, and I lived in an apartment on Sheffield, which was one of those places where you go up on the roof and you can watch a game. The landlord charged us to watch the game in our own building, which is unbelievable. When you sit in those seats, every single pop-up looks like a home run – and it never was a home run.
“It was a cool place to live, though,” Chandrasekhar continued. “In the winter time, we’d come home drunk and check the doors (at Wrigley), and once it was open and we went in and ran the bases and we went into the dugouts and we talked to each other on the phones. They were was nobody there. It was amazing.”