A Cubs Fan Climbed the Flagpole at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to ‘Fly The W’
Sometime soon after the centerfield scoreboard was built at Wrigley Field in 1937, the Cubs began a home field tradition. After each game, a flag was raised with either the letter W or L so that passersby could see if the Cubs won or lost.
Fast-forward to 2016, and the Cubs victory flag has become a symbol of the Cubs playoff run. The hashtag #FlyTheW has even become a social media rallying cry.
Tuesday night, one Cubs fan went to great lengths to Fly The W in enemy territory.
The fan climbed a flagpole at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland — which is located about a mile from Progressive Field — and flew the W outside the iconic building.
— Heidi Watney (@HeidiWatney) November 2, 2016
It didn’t stay up for long. ESPN reported that an Indians fan climbed up shortly after the Cubs fan, and took down the flag.
We suspect that Cubs fan might try again, if Chicago prevails tonight.
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