Loyola’s Sister Jean Thows Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Cubs Home Opener (Video)
The Loyola Ramblers’ magical season may be over, but they’re still feeling the love from the city of Chicago. And so is their 98-year-old chaplain, Sister Jean.
Sister Jean became an international media sensation during the Ramblers’ run to the Final Four, and for a few glorious weeks Chicago became a college basketball town.
Now, with the Bulls and Blackhawks missing out on the postseason, baseball will reign supreme for the next six months. However, on Tuesday the Cubs gave their Northside neighbors one last tip of the hat, inviting Sister Jean and the rest of the team to the home opener at Wrigley Field.
— Mike Berman (@MikeBermanNBC) April 10, 2018
Ramblers coach Porter Moser led the Wrigley faithful in the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the 7th inning stretch, and guard Ben Richardson got to throw a pitch off the mound.
However, without question the highlight of the Ramblers’ visit to Wrigley was Sister Jean’s ceremonial first pitch.
Sister Jean fires the first pitch at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Nice! pic.twitter.com/iqsego713u
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) April 10, 2018
A lot of sports teams have been trying to score a blessing from Sister Jean since she shot to fame last month. This is a pretty big deal for a team like the Cubs, who have a long and unfortunate history of curses.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 10, 2018
I guess this means they’re now the favorites to win their second World Series in three years.