"I'm pretty excited. I've never been on a pitcher's mound. When I was playing, I was a catcher."
Louis Reinhart is a simple man. He has two great loves; his family and the Cubs.
"As long as he can remember, he's always been a Cubs fan. His dad was a Cubs fan. He inherited that."
"I've been a fan for 50 years, maybe more."
At 100 years old Reinhart has seen his fair share of Cubs games, but none like this.
"I don't know what to do. I appreciate the honor they've given me. I don't think I deserve it."
The Cubs organization asked Reinhart to deliver the game ball to the pitcher's mound at Sunday's home opener.
"It's a big event for him. He's really looking forward to it. I think all the family is too."
With family in tow, the Renihart's arrived at Wrigley Field. But, a scheduling conflict cut out Louis' trip to the mound. So, a Cubs official delivered a piece of memorabilia; the ball from the opening pitch. Not a bad birthday for a lifelong fan.
"I hope the Cubs win the pennant. They've got a long way to go."
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