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Obama Expected to Sign Resolution Honoring Cubs Fan

Goodman wrote "Go, Gubs, Go"



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    Then-Senator Obama threw out the first pitch at a White Sox game in 2005. Will he be wearing the same jersey when he throws out the All Star Game's first pitch tonight?

    Perhaps the most prominent White Sox fan in the country is expected to put his signature on Congressional resolution honoring a prominent Cubs fan.

    The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to name the post office near Wrigley Field after musician Steve Goodman, who penned the tune “Go, Cubs, Go.”

     U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley sponsored the resolution to rename the post office the "Steve Goodman Post Office Building." President Obama must now sign the resolution.

    Goodman was a Chicago native, folk singer and Grammy winner. He died in 1984 at age 36. He also penned "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request."

    Quigley said in a statement that Goodman's "short but tremendous life reminds us how one person can impact so many others." The congressman says "Goodman's contributions reach far beyond the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley."