Harry Caray was right, "Someday the Cubs will win a World Series."
But what he did not say was that they would WIN the World Series and end a 108 year streak.
The most heartbreaking and oldest story in baseball has finally been given a happy ending. All the years of torture and losing ended as Kris Bryant gave the last out to Anthony Rizzo (our favourite power couple at it again!) and the curse was broken. Much like Sleeping Beauty, everything was once again perfect in the land after the eternal sleep ended.
Congratulations to the 2016 Chicago Cubs for doing what many thought was impossible years before. This year was finally it for them and it may take some time to soak in but it is a wonderful thing to think about. The hard work and the years full of jeers are over now because the rings will now come in with a red 'C' and Chicago on them.
I am so sorry for what happened last night. This team gave it their all and that was all that could be done. It is sad to see this team empty-handed because they deserved better. This loss was devastating to watch.
Some things to remember about this team was that they put up a great fight when others thought they would not go far against the team with the best record. They did not care that they were not America's pick for the World Series and they used that as motivation.
The 108 year wait is over.
The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions.
What. A. Game.
What. A. Series.
Facts about Game 7 (found on cleveland.com and espn.com):
Home teams vs. away teams are 19-18 all time in the World Series.
In the last 10 games, 9 of the winners were the home team (but the last 1 was an away team!).
4 of the past 6 games have been one-run games
Both teams are a combined 0-2.
Kyle Hendricks is in a 15 inning scoreless streak, which ties the longest for a pitcher in this situation.
Corey Kluber can be the first pitcher to start AND win games 1,4, and 7.
We have the day off to settle down after the craziness that was last night. I guess Cleveland will host another game. The good news about that is that the Cubs were able to leave their fans with happy memories and that should be all that matters. Cleveland is a great team though and they will make it tough for Chicago to do the full comeback. We'll see on November 1st...
I can't believe we get to go from April to November. What a season.
Fun Fact: The last time a team won the World Series from a 3-1 deficit was in 1985 by the Kansas City Royals. And who did they beat? The St. Louis Cardinals, a hated rival by the team with the 3-1 deficit in tonight's game.
Do or Die tonight!!! Which one will the Cubs pick?! If they've given their fans a 108 year wait, they better pick do or at least put in some effort to win.
Now the Indians are just one win away and they can win for Cleveland in Chicago! Chicago has a good chance of champagne showers but if the home team decides to make tonight a dry forecast, then Cleveland will get the champagne showers on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Do you think the Cubs can win tonight? I think they have a good chance because I have trouble believing that they are over. They just don't go out like this. They did well against Bauer last time, so let's see what happens tonight!
What a series it's been so far!! So happy we get to see these two teams play in the series of a lifetime! Enjoy these great and historical snapshots!
Only one win away before this team makes Cleveland the new City of Champions.
Three more wins and a complete comeback can do what Cleveland did to Golden State back in the NBA Finals. That would be ironic.
This game... it just made me feel bad for those who paid over $3000 for this game.
I did enjoy seeing Cleveland show the country that they are not to be messed with. Just like LeBron said, "It's Cleveland against the world" (I may reference this in the future!). Most of the country wants the Cubs and I totally understand but this Cleveland team has been grossly underrated and I am happy to see them do this.
With that being said, tomorrow is huge for both teams and the Cubs better shape up if they want to give their fans something to *happy* cry about.
Summer isn't complete without baseball.