If you didn't smile when you saw this lady holding up the remains of her father while his favorite team, the Cubs, were busy clinching their first series win in Wrigley Field history then I don't know why you read this blog. Clearly you aren't a real sports fan. Is it a crazy move to carry around your dad's ashes? Yup. Does is make any sense at all? Nope. However, this is the playoffs and things don't have to make sense. Does is make sense that the Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908? Does it make sense that a souvenir hungry loser in cheap headphones and a green turtleneck ruined any chance of success that they had since then? This is sports we are talking about. This is the postseason. Impossible is nothing. Expect the unexpected. A woman replacing her penicillin with her deceased father doesn't even hold a candle to the amount of crazy shit that is bound to take place on the field in front of "them".
Shirts don't have to lucky. They just have to feel lucky to the person that wears them for every game. You want to pray upon a rabbit's foot or lucky coin then have at it. Whatever helps to ease your mind during a big game. You want to look at this lady like she's crazy for carrying a dead person around in her pocket then I respect your decision to do so, but don't frown upon it just because you don't understand it. If your team fell short every single year that you have been alive then you might be prone to doing some outlandish things too. This lady doesn't give a fuck about what anyone thinks, and I love that about her. She gets to watch her Cubbies in the playoffs "with" her dad, and it simply doesn't get any better than that. If they find a way to win a championship at Wrigley she should find a way to scatter those ashes on the field. No doubt that her father wouldn't want it any other way. Sports have the ability to transcend all forms of rational thought, and sometimes that's the best goddamn part about them. If this ladies smile doesn't make you smile then it's you that you should be worrying about, not her.