Cubs celebration brings together fans, past & present

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DAVENPORT, Iowa-- It's been a week and a half since the Chicago Cubs won Game Seven of the World Series, and celebrations are still going strong.

It took 108 years for the Cubs to win another World Series title, and some fans didn't get to see a win at all during their lifetime. For those fans, family and friends brought the win to them, celebrating the victory Saturday afternoon.

Runge Mortuary held a celebratory memorial service in honor of the Cubs victory and their fans, who are no longer alive. People snacked on ballpark food and shared stories with each other, bringing some positivity to a typically somber place.

Ruge's general manager, Hante Runge, told News 8, "To be on a positive note instead of a somber state" is a real blessing. He added, "You'll remember the good things. It's just been exciting to watch every one of those games."

Runge said he hopes it isn't another couple hundred years until the Cubs get there again, and if the odds are right, fans won't have to wait that long. The team is already the favorite heading into the 2017 season, according to several betting groups.


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