Five generations of Cubs fans enjoy ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity
To be a Chicago Cubs fan from the moment you are young is truly special. When you’re supporting the Cubs for multiple generations, witnessing many historic moments, that is where the Meyer family cherishes the opportunity.
Spanning five generations of Cubs fans, the Meyer family decided to make it a special occasion.
“Originally, my son and his family are from New Zealand. They flew in and my mother is 101-years-old and the most die-hard Cubs fan there is. So we were going to make a five-generation trip to the ballpark,” Bob Meyer, second generation Cubs fan of Meyer family. “Unfortunately with the weather and the air quality, she [Lorraine Meyer] couldn’t come out. So the four generations are here.”
Lorraine Meyer (101 years old), Bob Meyer (81 years old), Tim Meyer (56 years old), Cassidy Meyer (25 years old) and Eli Meyer (4 years old) round out the five generations of Cubs fandom.
The Meyers came to Wrigley Field on June 28 when the Cubs played the Phillies on a humid evening. Prior to the game, each member of the generation wore a custom jersey that was created by Tim.
“When we put the idea together back in January when we were planning the trip, I got to thinking ‘if we could pull this off and get everybody to the game, how special would it be for all of us to have matching jerseys?'” Tim said about the jerseys. “Each of our ages are on [the jerseys]. So we have a Meyer for 4 years old, 25, 56, 81 and 101. So all five Meyers with all their ages on the back of the jerseys it was something special.”
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