"There's something really special about being a Chicago Cub and to be in the neighborhood and see the passion behind all the people, from bar owners to a coffee shop to whatever it is - they really support their team and love their team," said Dempster, who works in the front office. "And there's a mutual feeling. I felt the same way about the people in the neighborhood, the businesses. The environment was great."
"That's my last memory of that clubhouse _ celebrating," he said. "That's probably the most fun I've ever had playing baseball. That series was even better than the World Series. I know the fans here don't like to hear that, but it was fun for us on that side of the field."