Cubs fan: Broken foot in the service of a World Series worth it

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Nell Bochenek’s broken foot — suffered while celebrating the Cubs’ win Saturday that sent them to the World Series. | Provided photo

Nell Bochenek was sitting on the couch in her living room in Glen Ellyn on Saturday when she says she predicted it: A double play was about to send the Cubs to the World Series.

She gleefully jumped up from the couch when Javier Baez touched second base for the force-out and threw to first to complete the double play that finished off the Los Angeles Dodgers

And she promptly broke her left foot.

“I just barely lifted off the ground, just a little jump, and landed,” says Bochenek, 38. “And my foot rolled, and I heard a snap.”

“I think I just broke my foot,” she informed her husband, Kevin Bochenek.

Nell Bochenek with her new protective boot and crutches for the broken foot she suffered celebrating the Cubs’ win Saturday that sent them to the World Series. | Provided photo

Nell Bochenek with her new protective boot and crutches for the broken foot she suffered celebrating the Cubs’ win Saturday that sent them to the World Series. | Provided photo

He’s a St. Louis Cardinals fan. So maybe his take on what happened shouldn’t be surprising: “No good could ever come from the Cubs making it to the World Series.”

Bochenek could not disagree more. “At least, it was for a good reason,” she says.

Her good mood Thursday was helped by having her mother, Nancy Shields, around to help chase the couple’s 11-month-old son Jack and 2-year-old daughter Nora around the house.

“Luckily, I have an awesome mom,” says Bochenek. “Grandma’s here to save the day.”


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