Cubs Down Two But Blue Is The Color Of The Hour


The Cinderella story of the Chicago Cubs’ quest for a World Championship (the first since 1908) is ever-so-slightly in jeopardy, as the club returns home from New York down two games.

But the National League Championship Series takes on new life tonight as it returns to Wrigley Field. And all around town, there are signs of Cubs fever and the color blue.

A couple of examples spotted by the Chicago Architecture Blog over the weekend included banners at the Chicago Athletic Club and Second City. Of course, Chicago has a long history of dying water (green for the Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day).

Generally, Blackhawks post-season triumphs are marked by red water in the fountain at Daley Plaza, and that’s also where we spotted blue water welcoming the Mets and their fans to town! ¬†Blue water also flows in the fountains at the Aon Center.

Daley Plaza blue fountain

Blue water at the Daley Plaza fountain

Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at

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