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NPR’s Scott Simon On His Life As A Cubs Superfan

The baseball season is officially upon us. On Sunday, the Cubs were edged out by the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 in the team’s first game since becoming World Series champions for the first time in 108 years. 

One person keeping a close eye on that game — and all Cubs games — is NPR’s Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday. 

He's a Cubs superfan who grew up not far from Wrigley Field and even as he’s traveled the world as a journalist, he’s always remained faithful to his hometown team. 

Morning Shift talks to Simon about how his fandom developed and intensified over decades. His new book, My Cubs: A Love Story, comes out April 11.

Simon is also participating in a number of book discussions around Chicago in April. Details below:

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