What's the story of the socks? "When I was little I played soccer. I had red ones and blue ones and I mixed it up (for Cubs games). I've been doing this every year since, probably, I was 10."
Does this look make you a chick magnet? (Laughing) "It's hard not to be."
You've been a Cubs fan…: "All my life and I'm almost 79."
Son Luther, 53, chimes in: "She loves Ron Santo. That's her man. She's blind but she listens to the games religiously." (Luther flew in from his home in Houston to surprise his mom by taking her to a Cubs game.)
Any other Cubs fans in the family? "My two other sons and my daughter. And my mom (Zelma Pearl Johnson, 96)."
Besides your bag and jersey any other Cubs stuff? Yes! She proudly displays the Cubs cap, autographed by Fergie Jenkins.
The game day logo lineup: Cubs cap, Kosuke Fukudome headband, Fukudome jersey, rubber Cubs bracelets (2), Cubs jacket, Cubs socks, red and blue braces on his teeth. And there's more Cubs stuff at home.
From his pal Graham Allison, 12: "He's total Cubs."
How long has Nick been a Cubs fan? "Since I was in third grade."
Favorite players? Fukudome and Ryan Theriot
What were you thinking when you got dressed for the game? "I had Cubs on the brain and I had fashion on the brain and how can I mix them up?"
So you deliberately chose a Cubby blue shirt? "Yes, and I have a bubble vest in my backpack. It has a thin stripe."
Sort of like baseball pinstripes? "Exactly."