Ark. dentist turns exam room in Chicago Cubs den

Dentist shows love for Cubs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- After more than 70 years, the Chicago Cubs return to the World Series, and fans in central Arkansas are preparing for a round of wins.

A local dentist transformed an exam room into a Chicago Cub's den.  And it's a tradition that started about eight years ago.  Since he can remember, Dr. Ted Pinney has been a sports fan.

"I've always been a baseball fan I have always been a Cub's fan, and it's just nice to be able to have a spot at work," Pinney said.  It was in 1945 that the Chicago Cubs last played in the World Series. Growing up in the 1980s, Pinney remembers sportscaster Harry Carry and watching Cubs games on TV with his Dad.

"It's just something that's always been special to me. I have always loved baseball." Pinney said.

He came up with the idea to bring his support to the place where he spends the majority of his time - the office.

"When we made this room about eight or nine years ago it used to be our lab. We didn't have any windows."

So he took advantage of the wall and started adding memorabilia and ever since the collection has grown. Paintings, Cub hats, and even his screen saver all decked out with love for the Cubs. It's a tradition passed down from generations. His grandfather was a huge Cubs fan, and his father taught him everything he knows. Now he's passing the hat to his son Tyler.

"There's a picture of my son and I at Wrigley [Field].  My daughter isn't in that picture because she was too small," Pinney said. Memories captured through a lens, and it’s something unique to pass the tradition to his son.

"It's something special, father and son, baseball, America, Cubs all of that," Pinney said. Fifteen, that's the number of Cub games he's attended, and it doesn't stop there.

"It's just something about going to a major league baseball especially at Wrigley Field, it's a special feeling," Pinney explained.

He'll be watching just like before, only this time he will be sitting on the field and not in the office. "It's just nice to be able to have a spot at work. If you're having a rough day, you can come in here." Pinney said.

The first game of the World Series begins Tuesday. 


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