(CBS) — Some Cubs fans are having decades-old nightmares return after a 6-5 loss in 13 innings against the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the National League Divisional Series.
“I went through the whole range of Cub emotions,” one fan said.
So worked up was WXRT Radio’s Lin Brehmer that he ignored his family’s advice.
“My wife and my son were both watching with me – both die-hard Cub fans — are saying, ‘You might want to go to bed?'” Brehmer said.
Despite his looming very early morning show, he just couldn’t turn away from the Cubs’ extra-innings endurance test, which went until 1:43 a.m. in Chicago.
“I haven’t devoted this much of my life to this team to miss potentially one of the greatest games in their history,” Brehmer said.
Chef Oscar McAdams said it was hard to go to sleep, too: “Depressingly, I went to bed at 2 in the morning.”
A chef at Blackwood Barbecue, McAdams had at work at 4:30 a.m.
“Was it worth it?” he said. “No.”
And even after the Giants put it away in 13th inning, sleep for Craig Shparago, who works for Leo Burnett Advertising, was hard to come by. Those are the trials of a Cubs fan.
“When I went to bed finally at 2 in the morning, I couldn’t sleep because I was thinking about the game,” he said. “Too wound up. Too much anxiety. Too many heart palpitations.”
On Tuesday night, Cubs fans do it again, hoping past postseason failures aren’t repeated.
“You have to stick with the Cubs until it’s completely over, and hopefully it’s over after Halloween and the clowns go away,” Brehmer said.