The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.
Can you believe it?
Doesn’t that sound strange?
Lovable losers no more, the Cubbies have booted the Steve Bartman hex and have exorcised the Billy Goat Curse and have won it all.
And they did it in typical Cubs fashion, just about.
I say “just about” because when it went to extras didn’t just everyone and their grandmother think Chicago was going to blow it, or something out of the ordinary was going to happen?
Like Anthony Rizzo getting hit by lightning before making the final out?
Chicago roared out to a 5-1 lead, and led 6-3 in the 8th with super closer Aroldis Chapman on the hill, before Cleveland came back to tie the game 6-6.
There was a 17 minute rain delay before Ben Zobrist hit a RBI double in the 10th inning to give the Cubs an 8-7 win.
After years of saying “next year,” fans can finally celebrate because Chicago’s 108 year drought is over.
The Indians, who showed a lot of gumption with their big comeback, are they’re still looking at a long drought of their own… 68 years.
This Fall Classic will go down as one of the best, and one that Cubs fans will never, ever forget.