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The Cubs World Series Trophy Goes On Tour

It’s the most popular trophy since the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup.

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If you aren’t one of the lucky folks who’s been able to take a photo posing next to the CubsWorld Series trophy, you are going to have a chance soon, as the trophy is going to go on tour through the Chicago area and other parts of the Midwest soon.

The tour begins tomorrow, Friday, December 9, at the new official Cubs Team Store on Michigan Avenue. You can take their a with the World Series Trophy from 12 to 3 p.m. inside the temporary location at 663 N. Michigan Avenue — but I’m guessing there will be pretty long lines for this, so get there early. The Cubs are opening this new store that will have popular World Series merchandise and other items arriving daily. It will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“We’re excited to share our cherished trophy with fans this offseason as we celebrate such a historic World Series Championship,” said Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts. “This year’s World Championship team is unparalleled, and so are our fans. We can’t wait for them to experience the joy of seeing this piece of history in person.”

After the appearance in downtown Chicago Friday, the tour will continue the following Thursday, December 15, at Chicago City Hall, where you can see the trophy from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Following a series of visits to locations throughout Chicago, the World Series Trophy will hit the road, going on display in Bloomington, Champaign, Freeport, Peoria, the Quad Cities, Rockford and Springfield in Illinois; South Bend, Indianapolis and other cities in Indiana; Des Moines and other cities in Iowa; plus other locations throughout the Midwest. In Chicago, plans are underway to visit the Cubs Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program and participate in the annual Cubs Caravan and Cubs Convention in January. The trophy will visit Mesa, Arizona, during spring training and return to Wrigley Field for the Cubs’ 2017 home opener April 10.

So you’ve got plenty of chances all around the Midwest and also in spring training in Arizona to see the World Series trophy. Enjoy, and I hope everyone here who wants to have a photo with the trophy will be able to take the opportunity to do so.