DALLAS — The party in Chicago was unforgettable Wednesday night as the Cubs snapped the longest-running curse in professional sports history.
But, there was a little celebrating to be done in Dallas, too, thanks to the Cubbie’s Game 7 hero, World Series MVP and DBU alum: Ben Zobrist.
“I can’t believe that we’re finally standing here and after 108 years finally being able to hoist the trophy,” Zobrist said after driving in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of the unforgettable Game 7.
That win was felt back at his old campus where he played ball back in 2004.
“For our guys, it shows what hard work can do,” said DBU associate head coach Dan Fitzgerald. “Ben has been the consummate professional for a really long time and a worker. Just for our guys to see him and see how he goes about his business and to know that that hard work, that approach, that stick-to-itiveness pays off.”
“He’s just been instrumental in helping us get on the map,” Mattew Duce a junior on the DBU baseball team said. “It just was (an) amazing night and it means a lot to us.”
Hey, this isn’t the first drought that the former DBU Patriot has helped snap. Last year he was a big part of the Kansas City Royals winning their first title in 30 years. And now that the Rangers run without a championship is the second longest in Major League Baseball, maybe they need to make a trade for the apparent DBU good luck charm so we can really celebrate here in North Texas next year.