INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan Erv Schreiber, aka Grandpa Erv, has been in the headlines lately for Cubs-related news. He joined 24-Hour News 8’s studios Wednesday morning to talk about why he is making headlines again.
The 86-year-old die hard fan was selected to be a Cubs Ring Bearer. The duty of being a Cubs Ring Bearer entails presenting a World Series ring during the ceremony in April.
He was chosen after his grandson nominated him.
Grandpa Erv was one of the lucky few asked to be a Cubs Ring Bearer. It’s going to be a moment he and nineteen other Cubs fans will never forget.
You may remember him after he made headlines in November for a video his grandson’s girlfriend posted of him after the Chicago Cubs became the World Series champs. The video was of him crying, shouting, and cheering after the Cubbies finished off the Cleveland Indians in extra innings.
“I got to see ’em win it!” Erv said, fighting back tears. “Yes! Yes!”
He is from Indianapolis and has been a Cubs fan since 1933. He said his all-time favorite Cub is Ron Santo. When asked why he’s a cubs fan, he said because of his childhood listening to Cubs radio broadcasts.
Click the video above to watch his full-interview on Daybreak. If you would like to watch his interview with 24-Hour News 8’s Brittany Lewis, then click on the second video above. If you would like to re-watch the video that made him Cubbie famous, then watch the third video above.
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