Red Door Saloon owner gets emotional about Cubs in World Series after mom’s death

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The owner of Nashville’s Red Door Saloon couldn’t help but get emotional while talking with News 2 Tuesday about the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians for the World Series, which begins Tuesday night.

Not only does Ric Clarke fill both of his Red Door locations with Cubs memorabilia but he was also in Chicago watching as the team advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945.

“There were a lot of people in the stadium Saturday when we won the pennant that were actually crying,” Clarke said. “Myself even a little bit because of my mom. I lost my mom about a month ago and she was the biggest Cubs fan that I know and she had the best seat in the house – she was upstairs watching the game – watching us win.”

Clarke said he will be in Chicago when the World Series heads to Wrigley Field.

“I’m very excited to go to the World Series. Yes, it’s unbelievable. I have waited all my life, America,” he said with a laugh.

Clarke invites all the local Cubs fans to watch the series at Red Door’s two locations in Midtown and east Nashville.

For more information on Red Door Saloon, visit their web site.