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Local Cubs fan gets big surprise before World Series Game Three

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The Cubs are coming home for the first World Series game at Wrigley field in 71 years.

The first pitch less than 24 hours away, KWWL has been bringing you Eastern Iowa's biggest cubs fans and Thursday one of those fans got a very big surprise.

 As you might remember, earlier this week KWWL talked with life-long Cubs fan Rosie and her grandson.

Thursday night, KWWL joined Rosie for what she thought was Skype with some other big Iowa Cubs fans, but little did she know.

"This is Rosie. I am Alan and this is the whole family," said Rosie's grandson Alan.
"Part of the family," corrected Rosie, who is very proud of her large family.

 The big Iowa Cubs fan, Rosie thought she was Skyping was actually Natalie Sanchez girlfriend to Chicago Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny.

"We came across your story and wanted to give you and your grandson tickets to game three tomorrow night in Wrigley," said Sanchez via Skype.

 "You think we can hack it? I've been to five games with all these different ones," asked Rosie to her grandson Alan, who has taken her to several games including game one of the NLCS Championship.

"I saw your story. I thought there is no one better to give the tickets to," said Sanchez.

It is a moment Rosie never thought she would live to see, but she will be walking into Wrigley Field for game three of the World Series.

Joining her in spirit, some other big Cubs fans, her late husband, as well as her grandson and older sister who she recently lost.

"She died a year ago and then she said to God, 'These people have waited long enough,'" said Rosie.

 When asked if she would be bringing a good luck charm along to help to insure a win for the Cubbies, Rosie replied, "I'll probably take my two rosaries I got blessed on Jesus' grave. That's pretty good isn't it?"

Rosie calling it a dream come true and thanking Natalie Sanchez and Rob Zastryzny for making it happen.

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