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[April 20, 2010]  In 1984, the Cubs finished with a record of 96-65 in first place in the National League East Division. They lost in the 1984 National League Championship Series to the San Diego Padres three games to two.

Katie wrote this poem near the end of the regular season at the age of 75, and although the Cubs didn't win it all that year, she kept her promise of coming back for another season. Twenty-six more in all.

When the Chicago Cubs are on the air

You can bet your boots, I'll be there

To listen from beautiful Wrigley Field on WGN.

Today's the day, you're gonna win

So "Go, Cubs, Go," just a few more games to play

Believe you me, I'm with you all the way

Harry, Milo, Vince and Lou

Oh, how I love all four of you.

You bring each play with such excitement and fun

Praising the Cubs whether they lost or won.

The "Good Kid" has the answers for us as the plays are called

Whether it be for strikes or those foul ball

A Cub fan now for 80 years or more

There's never been a team like in '84.

You make this old lady really beam

I'm so proud of the whole Cubs ball team

To see you swing those bats and run

A pleasure to watch and a lot of fun

So "Go, Cubs, Go," let those bats fly

Make it another win for good old Jim Frey

He has led your team all the way

Through all the games from day to day.

So go get 'em, Cubs. Holy Cow!

We have a playoff to win now.

I'll be rocking and listen from my old rocking chair

Wishing with all me heart I could be there

Pulling for the Cubs as I've never done before

The World Series to win in 1984.

"Holy Mackerel," the end of the season draws near

But I'll be back with the Cubs next year

Tuned into radio station WGN

Waiting for the Cubs games to begin again

Harry, Milo, Vince, Lou and me, all five

Another World Series to win in 1985.

Love those Cubs.
Mrs. Katie Dobey
Age 75



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