Read Rod Blagojevich’s touching note to his daughter about Cubs’ historic run

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CHICAGO — Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be rooting for the Chicago Cubs from prison, according to a note to his daughter Amy that his wife posted to her Facebook page.

Blagojevich is serving a 14-year prison sentence on multiple corruption charges.

While missing the team’s success is “another ugly irony we have to endure from this failure of justice,” he tells Amy how glad he is that she and her younger sister Annie are going to see a game together.

“You should know that as a father the idea that my two daughters could share such a special moment together warms my heart and brings me more joy than if I were to go to those games instead,” he said.

He continued:

“One day when you become a parent you will see how you will want everything in life to be better for your children than you have it for yourself. Their joy and their happiness will mean everything to you. So if you want to be the dutiful daughter I know you are and make me happy, then stop thinking about what I might be missing and enjoy the historic ride of our beloved Cubs. By doing this, you will bring me great joy. You will be like my eyes and ears. And I can watch the games on television, and I will scan the stands looking for a glimpse of you. And should I see you I will very discretely blow you a kiss and whisper hello.”

Read the full letter on Patti Blagojevich’s Facebook page below: