By Jeremy Ross

(CBS) – Long before the Chicago Cubs’ NLDS matchup was decided, the North Side was ramped up for the showdown.

One bar in Wrigleyville was anticipating business will be more than double a typical Wednesday night. Some called days in advance to book a table to watch the Wild Card game, CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.

You may spell Chicago without a W, but you can’t go far in this town without seeing the letter.

Cubs mascot Clark took the letter to fans inside places like Advocate Hospital, surprising patients and sharing posters, stickers and flags.

Further south, a jersey rests on a dinosaur skeleton outside the Field Museum.

More traditional ones cover the statues of Cubs legends like Ernie Banks.

Cubby Blue bubbles up from the Daley Plaza fountain; enthusiasm does the same outside Wrigley Field.



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