Aside from seeing the tears of joy on Bill Murray’s face, there may not be a more emotional World Series story than that of Wayne Williams and his father.
Last night, in what may go down as the most spectacular game of baseball ever played, Williams drove across the country to fulfill a promise he had made to his late father.
Covering 600 miles in a day, Wayne Jr. drove from North Carolina to Indiana, where his father was buried to carry out his end of the father-son pact the two had made decades ago.
“I talked it out with my boys forever,” Williams told reporters. “I let them know that I told my dad – we had a pact.”
Williams’ father, Wayne Sr. was a Navy Signalman who had served in WWII. According to the younger Williams, that may have been when he became such a diehard fan of the Cubs.
“I think it was because when he was at boot camp at Great Lakes. He probably went to some games, because Wrigley’s brought the guys out there for these things and it was the closest thing to big-time baseball he’d ever seen.”
Whether or not you’re a fan of sports, this father-son moment will have you crying like a baby. This is the bond that sports create:
I swear, it feels like someone just put an onion through a shredder. Have you ever seen something so sweet? This is why we love sports! They always seem to hit you in the feels.