Father – Son Baseball Tradition Comes with Cautious Optimism

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Chicago Cub fans are cautiously optimistic this year could be the year the team makes it to the World Series. It’s a title the team hasn’t won since 1908.

“We`ve got a great team and we've had a great season but were not through yet. We still got work to do so I hope they realize that,” says cub fan, Keith Engstrom.

On Sunday, the Cubs played the LA Dodgers in game two of the National League Championship Series. For the fans not able to make it to Wrigley Field for the game, the Iowa Cubs open up their field for a game watch party.

Engstrom, 86, and his son try and watch every Cubs game together. Despite the team's losing reputation they say a true fan never loses faith. The Engstrom's say there is just something special about this team.

“You know if you’re playing this deep into October, you know you’re doing something right . It’s a big deal,” says Justin Engstrom.

The father – son duo say are they are trying to take each game at a time but admit it’s hard not to think about a possible trip to the World Series.

“If they’re close to clinching, I think dad and I will road trip over there . Even if we sit at a bar in Wrigleyville, just to be there," says Justin.

The Dodgers beat the Cubs in game two 1 -0. They will play again on Tuesday. Principal Park will host another watch party, free to the public.