Dexter Fowler was one of the integral parts in the Cubs team that finally ended their 108 year World Series drought, including leading off Game 7 of the World Series with a homer, becoming the first player in the history of baseball to do that.

Fowler recently signed a five year, $82.5 million contract with the rival Cardinals, which normally would sting quite a bit because of the rivalry between the two teams.

But Fowler’s wife Darya penned a beautiful thank you note to the city of Chicago and Cubs fans which might take a little of the sting out of the move. Check it out, via Instagram.

Fowler’s new team will travel to his old team to open up the 2017 season at Wrigley Field, but even though Fowler is now wearing Cardinal Red and not Cubbie blue, we think he’ll still get a big ovation from Cubs fans when he first steps up to the plate in other colors come April.

[For The Win]

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