Cubs' fans determined yet nervous ahead of Game Four

Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:05pm EDT
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By Nick Carey

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Cubs fans were nervous but determined as their team prepared to take on the Cleveland Indians in Game Four of the World Series on Saturday that could level the Fall Classic or put them on the brink of elimination.

After a tense 1-0 win on Friday, the Indians entered Saturday with 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series sending their ace Corey Kluber on the mound looking to extend their advantage.

A couple of hours before game time, Cody Kozalski and Marc Gomez sat on a bench on the shore of Lake Michigan a half mile east of the stadium, pausing on their way to a Halloween party.

Kozalski, 22 was dressed as a bear cub, Gomez, 23, as a Rastafarian, and Gomez said he was afraid the Cubs were doomed to continue their championship drought that dates back over a century to 1908.

"I'm not sure I can even bear to watch," he said.

But Kozalski reminded him that the last time Cubs were 2-1 down in a series, against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, they came back to win it.

"They won that series just a week ago," Gomez said. "The Cubs can still get back in this and win, they just need to play better than they did last night.

The atmosphere outside iconic Wrigley Field was still festive Saturday, though it had lost a little of the carnival feeling of Friday when fans were giddy at hosting their first World Series game in 71 years.   Continued...

Chicago Cubs fans pose in front of Wrigley Field before game three of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, in Chicago, Illinois, October 28, 2016. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports