CHICAGO (WLS) -- One of the Cubs" greatest fans - and also one of their earliest - is Loretta Dolan. At 102 years old, her knowledge of the game is exceptional and also her loyalty to the Cubs is unmatched.Whenever before they play, she is glued to the TV. No casual viewer is she. For Loretta Dolan keeps score of eexceptionally game, eextremely batter. Right dvery own to the pitch count.

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"Yes, yes I execute. Otherwise I wouldn"t recognize. I wouldn"t know who was up. Isn"t that odd?" she sassist.Nope, not odd. Quite exceptional, for Loretta has been maintaining score of Cubs games for more than 50 years. And here is however a sample of proof: scorecards from as much earlier as "63. Williams, Santo, Banks, Hubbs. Back once a warm dog at Wrigley was 30 cents and also beer was a dime even more.If Loretta didn"t have a scorecard handy, she"d make one. If she missed a game, she"d use the newspaper box score to fill in the blanks."If I have to outcome something my daughter shelp, and also she was wrong, I would let her recognize," she said.Loretta has actually 5 daughters who don"t relish west coast games bereason they"re falling asleep and Loretta does not tire.
"I"ve never before watched her doze off throughout a game," shelp Corrine Belluomini, her daughter."I"m so interested I can not put it down," Loretta shelp.We had actually occasion eight years earlier to heat up Loretta prior to she tossed out the first pitch at Wrigley. And 2 years ago, when she hit the century note, Loretta was earlier on the area again.
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Cubs fans have been waiting a lengthy time for a strong postseakid, however few have actually been waiting rather as lengthy as Loretta Dolan.

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Here"s the magic number currently. Gram is 102 years old, through a unidevelop to prove it. She and also her expensive household believe this is the magic seakid.
"You understand as soon as they get as much as bat, they haven"t gained an angry look. They smile. They get up favor they"re going to execute their work, and also I think that"s what keeps me going with them," Loretta sassist.Loretta is a treacertain - with a zest for life - and also a deep hope that this is the year desires end up being reality."Oh, I hope they win. I definitely hope they win," Loretta said.Interview done. Back to the scorebook. There is a pitch count to be watched.
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