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8 Ways Cubs Fever Has Invaded Chicago



    8 Ways Cubs Fever Has Invaded Chicago
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    Mike Lyp, a fan, looks around the field before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 27, 2015, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

    With the wild card game just around the corner, Cubs fever has swept across Chicago, from shows of superstition to shows of pride.

    Here are eight ways Chicago has proved it has the fever.

    1. The Brachiosaurus outside the Field Museum proudly sports a Cubs jersey to cheer on the team.


    Look who stopped by the Museum this morning! Let's go @cubs! #FlytheW #ClarktheCub #brachiosaurus

    A photo posted by The Field Museum (@fieldmuseum) on

    2. City Hall flies the "W."

    Photo credit: NBC Chicago

    3. Giordano's created a special Cubs-inspired "Fly the W" deep-dish pizza.

    Photo credit: Giordano's

    4. Clark the Cub surprises fans around Chicago Tuesday with free swag, "W" flags and Chicago gear.

    5. Wrigleyville bar Merkle's becomes "The Pink Flamingo" for Joe Maddon's pleasure.

    6. Dunkin' Donuts locations in Chicago offer "W" doughnuts to Cubs fans with a sweet tooth.

    7. Competitive eaters and owners of the Lincoln Square restaurant Taco in a Bag devour an entire 40-pound goat in an attempt to break the Cubs curse.

    8. Lastly, Joe Maddon has been made into a collectible bobblehead, complete with his signature blue hoodie.

    Photo credit: National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

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