Cubs renew contract with South Bend
South Bend Cubs fans can rejoice after the organization announced on Thursday, a new agreement with the Chicago Cubs.
The agreement guarantees their affiliation with Chicago through the 2020 season.
Andrew Berlin, owner of the South Bend Cubs, calls the agreement “unprecedented.”
According to Berlin, the new deal means South Bend is living up to the promise they made about helping future Chicago Cubs players make it to the World Series someday.
“I think it’s really exciting, I think the club is coming into its prime right now, and South Bend to actually be affiliated with such a gigantic organization and just to have the affiliation with the Chicago Cubs and South Bend cubs I think it’s really exciting,” said Jeff Riggs, a Cubs fan.
According to Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, the South Bend Cubs and the community have been tremendous assets to Chicago’s farm system.