The Cubtober Diary: Inside the madness outside of Wrigley Field

A look at Wrigley Field from Sheffield & Waveland during Game 3 of the World Series on October 28th.

A look at Wrigley Field from Sheffield & Waveland during Game 3 of the World Series on October 28th.

CHICAGO – A few times this season, Joe Maddon said that every game played at the Friendly Confines is like a playoff game.

With a group of die-hard fans along with rowdy rooters packing the ballpark during his first two seasons as manager, he had reasons to make this statement a number of times in 2016.

But what is it like when a playoff game actually comes to Wrigley Field? On top of that, how about a World Series?

We’ll the atmosphere only gets a little higher and it tends to spill outside.

Last night I took in the Cubs’ first Fall Classic game in 71 years on Clark Street, Addison Street, Waveland Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. For three-and-a-half hours, armed with a phone camera, here are some of the things I documented though video and photo posts to Twitter.