Because I know you can’t get enough of the Cubs’ World Series title, I want to tell you about a MLB Network production that’s part of their new series called “MLB Network Presents,” an original series of documentaries produced by the channel.
This one’s called “Joy in Wrigleyville,” and it’s narrated by John Cusack, a Chicago-area native and huge Cubs fan. It shows how the championship was lived through the eyes of multi-generational Cubs fans.
The show, which will air at 7 p.m. CT tonight, December 8, features interviews with fans detailing the emotional impact of the Cubs’ championship on the city of Chicago, from Smashing Pumpkins lead singer and Illinois native Billy Corgan and Dutchie Caray, the wife of late Cubs announcer Harry Caray, to Mary Beth Talhami, whose 94-year old mother, a lifelong Cubs fan, passed away during the World Series; North Carolina resident Wayne Williams, who drove to Indiana to listen to Game 7 on his phone at his late father’s grave; and nuns from Chicago’s Felician Sisters Convent, who give a different take on the meanings of faith and curses.
So there’s a selection of celebrity fans and just plain folks in this one, a good combination. Here’s a short preview:
Looks pretty cool. It’s a one-hour show. Seems like it’d be well worth your time.