Cubs vs. Indians rivalry exists even among these Catholic nuns

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CLEVELAND -- From the Chicago suburb of LaGrange Park to the heart of Cleveland, there's a benevolent holy war being waged.

It's a friendly but intense rivalry among the sisters at the two locations of the Congregation of St. Joseph -- each equally passionate about their teams and each appealing for some divine intervention.

Sister Madeline, an Indians fan, prays to her brother Paul who has passed.

""He's up there. I say, 'Paul c'mon, we gotta win this game,'" she said.

Sister Sharon, a Cubs fan, prays to Sister Frederick.

"She's up in heaven. I keep telling her she better get busy and do something," She said.

And with one win already tucked away, Sister Helen Ann remembers fondly the last Indians World series winner back in 1948. She was just a little girl then.

"It was such a thrill and to think now we will have another parade," she said.

Sister Ann Terese has never seen the World Series, but she remember some of the players and she was teenager.

"I remember standing outside the stands waiting for players to come down the ramps and following them to their cars. I was a real junkie," she said.

But all differences aside, Sister Juanita says in the big picture, it's the spirit of sport that matters most!

The losing team has to dedicate prayer to the winning team and their fan base for a whole year.


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