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Dubuque sister praying for Cubs World Series win

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A few Chicago Cubs fans have spent their whole lives waiting for the team to win the World Series.

Sisters from Mount Carmel Spiritual Home have watched the Cubs religiously for decades and they are pumped for the first playoff game Friday.

Some of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sisters have been Cubs fans for over 70 years and they say this year is their year to win.

The sisters have many stories about when they first became a Cubs fan

"I knew I was a Cubs fan before I was a Catholic," said Kate Keating, 78-years-old.

One sister says it's been over 80 years, "I think I knew since the day I was born," said Nik Catrambone, 80-years-old.

Decked out in blue and red the girls say they are excited about the big playoff game.

"There's only one way to feel about that and it's, go Cubs go, we've got it, we've waited too long for this day," said Catrambone.

The Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908 and these women have been patiently waiting all these years.

"When you look at the six of us you can tell our next years are running out, so we have to stop saying wait till next year," said Keating.

After over seventy years of rooting for the Chicago Cubs the sisters say they are faithful, hopeful and prayerful they will win the World Series.

"They are really a team, it's a team effort, manager on down and they are wonderful," said Jane Haslwanter, 83-years-old.

Though the sisters can't watch the Cubs play on television, they say they are going to play it old school and listen to it on the radio.

The Cubs will play the Giants in a best of five series starting Friday at 8 p.m.

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