The warmup: The scene before Game 6

The warmup: The scene before Game 6

With a spot in the World Series at stake, we're on the scene around Chicago and at Wrigley Field prior to Game 6 (8 p.m. ET/7CT/5 PT on FS1) of the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and Cubs to help get you fired up for tonight's game.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will face off against right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who hopes to lead the Cubs to their first World Series appearance since 1945.

NLCS Game 6: Tonight 8 ET/7 CT/5 PT on FS1

7:31 p.m. ET: LET'S DO THIS!
A fan at Wrigley Field wears his heart on his sign as the Cubs face the the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS with a World Series berth on the line. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

7:13 p.m. ET: Ghosts of Cubs past
Fans outside of Wrigley Field dressed as ghoulish Cubs from the past prepare to haunt Game 6 of the NLCS. (Bill Hill/MLB.com)

6:50 p.m. ET: A round with A-Gon
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez takes batting practice at Wrigley Field before Game 6 of the NLCS against the Cubs. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

Fans at diner pumped for Game 6

6:34 p.m. ET: A confident legend
Hall of Famer Billy Williams is hanging in the Cubs dugout during batting practice, and when a reporter walked by wearing an MLB.com jacket, Williams grabbed him by the arm, smiled and furiously rubbed the World Series logo for luck.

"I'm ready to celebrate!" Williams said. (Adam McCalvy/MLB.com)

6:14 p.m. ET: Gettin' in the swing
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell takes batting practice cuts before Game 6 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

5:51 p.m. ET: A head for history
A Cubs fan shows off a hat covered in nostalgic pins before Game 6 of the NLCS. (Jake Mintz/MLB.com)

5:28 p.m. ET: Man with a plan
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein answers questions on the field before Game 6. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

5:10 p.m. ET: Early herd catches the BP ball
Nearly three hours before first pitch of NLCS Game 6, fans descend on Wrigley Field. (MLB.com)

Fans at diner pumped for Game 6

4:58p.m. ET: Nervous? Don't sweat it
Wrigley Field ushers get ready to hand out rally towels featuring a "W" made up of Cubs players names. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

4:42 p.m. ET: H-R to the Izzo in the house
Cubs slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo arrives at Wrigley before Game 6. (MLB.com)

4:20 p.m. ET: Right this way
Ushers on the Red Line, chatting their way up to Wrigley Field. Bob, Nash and (other) Bob have worked 13 years in the stands, meaning they just missed a certain NLCS Game 6 in 2003.

Will the Cubs win today?

"Oh, of course," said one of the Bobs. "It would be nice to have the day off tomorrow." (Adam McCalvy/MLB.com)

4:01 p.m. ET: Sun shines on Chicago
Wrigley is ready for Game 6 of the NLCS. (MLB.com)

Cubs fan shows off her team gear

3:39 p.m. ET: Destiny intersects with fate
A view of Clark and Addison from Wrigley hours before first pitch. (Bill Hill/MLB.com)

3:15 p.m. ET: Fans hitch their wagon to Cubs
A couple gets married outside Wrigley Field before Game 6. (Hali Stark/MLB.com)

2:40 p.m. ET: Here come the Cubs!
Addison Russell and Willson Contreras arrive at Wrigley before Game 6. (Will Frasure/MLB.com)

2:15 p.m. ET: Fans bearing down for Game 6
A fan in a bear suit poses in front of a Cubs mural near Wrigley. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

1:48 p.m. ET: Cubs-eye view
High atop Wrigley Field, shot with a fisheye lens. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

1:35 p.m. ET: Painting by wonders
Artist Tony Passero, under the direction of Major League Baseball and the Cubs, created a special Cubs mural in time for Game 6. The mural is located across from Wrigley Field. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

1:18 p.m. ET: Sneak peek of Friendly Confines
Inside Wrigley Field, hours before NLCS Game 6. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

1:03 p.m. ET: Cubs fans bear-y excited
A fan in a bear suit arrives early for NLCS Game 6 at Wrigley Field. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

12:32 p.m. ET: Marquee matchup in NLCS Game 6
A beautiful day outside Wrigley Field. (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

11:47 a.m. ET: Holy Now!
Pictures with Harry Caray statue a popular family activity on the morning of Game 6. (Phil Rogers/MLB.com)

11:12 a.m. ET: Hey batter, batter
Forget a muffin. What about a Cubs cookie for breakfast? (Arturo Pardavila/MLB.com)

11:04 a.m. ET: Calm before the swarm
Looks like a beautiful morning behind the bleachers. All quiet on FOX set. (Phil Rogers/MLB.com)

10:55 a.m. ET: Magnificent Mile ain't afraid of no goats
Scarecrows show their Cubs love on Michigan Avenue. (Alyson Footer/MLB.com)