City of Chicago celebrates historic Cubs’ season


Sarah Laballarte, Staff writer

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 after 108 years of ‘bad luck,’ the Chicago Cubs won Game 7 of the World Series, their first World Series title since 1908. The Cleveland Indians fought a long and hard battle, even coming up short despite holding a 3-1 lead in the series after four games.

Through all the struggles, though, the rain delay was the cherry-on-top for the Chicago Cubs. After being tied 6-6, they came out and put up two runs in the top of the tenth inning for what would turn out to be the championship-winning runs.

Kris Bryant threw out the final batter from 3rd base to 1st baseman Anthony Rizzo to jumpstart the celebration.

Cubs’ fans all around the country were ecstatic at the news, some even coming to Chicago to celebrate with us. This win not only told us that nothing is impossible, it showed us that the curse had been broken. After the 108 year drought, the Cubs’ partied hard in the locker room after the game. Fans lined up at the nearest Dicks’ Sporting Goods to get their hands on Cubs’ World Series gear, some staying up as late as 3 in the morning. Celebrations began for the team and their families in the days leading up to the parade and rally in Chicago. The following Friday, was the day the Chicago Cubs’ were going to bring home the commissioners trophy for the first time in 108 years.

A whopping 5 million people showed up to support the Cubs’ victory, missing both school and work. The parade and rally went off without a hitch, and just like that the day was over. Seeing the rally first hand was a once in a lifetime experience. Being a Cubs’ fan this year truly paid off, 108 years do not mean anything when you have the most dedicated group of young men playing for your city.