The documentary, Joy in Wrigleyville, airs tonight (Thursday) on the MLB Network at 5 PM Los Angeles Time. Repeated at 8 PM and then 11 PM. It's narrated by John Cusack, who as the article notes, attended 60 Cubs games this past season.
This isn't just another garden-variety documentary about a team winning a championship. In fact, no players were interviewed. "Joy in Wrigleyville" is all about Cubs fans -- those who celebrated the team's fortunes with friends and family in present times, and those who viewed the Fall Classic as a chance to reflect and remember loved ones who had passed on and couldn't revel in this particular feat.
"That was our goal -- not to interview [Anthony] Rizzo, [Kris] Bryant and Joe Maddon, but to focus on the fans that are not known, that have compelling and emotional stories and connections to the team," said MLB Network senior producer Andrew Brenner.
MLB Network crews were seemingly everywhere -- at the bars in and around Wrigleyville; outside Wrigley Field, where fans etched messages in chalk to their loved ones; inside a fire station that sits across from the ballpark on Waveland Ave.; and inside the Felician Sisters Convent, where the residents rooted for their beloved Cubbies with chants of "Hey, sisters, whattaya say, the Cubs are gonna win today."