The Chicago Cubs were on track to gift their historic home field just what it would want on its 100th birthday this week: a win. But in the end, they didn’t deliver. Still, some would say the result was a fitting way to mark Wrigley Field’s anniversary.
The 7-5 loss to the Diamondbacks came after Arizona overcame the Cubs’ three-run lead in the ninth inning.
And the moment was a learning experience for one young fan. As Tom Ley for Deadspin put it, the boy “[learned] exactly what it means to be a Cubs fan” Thursday.
“Get used to it, kid,” one of the sportscasters joked.
“That’s exactly what his grandfather looked like,” another added as a nod to the field’s age. “Might as well get indoctrinated now.”
Watch the boy’s reaction as the Diamondbacks turned the tables on the Cubs (be sure to watch the whole clip — his emotional meltdown just gets better):
The loss came after an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm.
Even with this disappointing loss, the Cubs are 4,076-3,621 (.530) during the regular season at Wrigley, according to STATS, and 7-20 in the postseason.
The beloved ballpark, the second-oldest in the major leagues behind 102-year-old Fenway Park in Boston, opened on April 23, 1914, when the Federal League’s Chicago Federals beat the Kansas City Packers 9-1.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.