Chicago Cubs Win The World Series
The Chicago Cubs clinched the World Series title during game 7 last night at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The team won 8-7 over the Cleveland Indians. This marks the first time the franchise has held the prestigious title in 108 years.
The win “ended the longest drought in professional sports,” according to the Major League Baseball Association.
“I’m still shocked,” Cubs second baseman and World Series MVP Ben Zobrist wrote on twitter this morning. “Thank you Lord, for this special blessing.” Zobrist made an epic hit late in the game that helped to propel the team to win.
Their victory came after a 17-minute rain delay following the ninth inning. “That moment, I felt like I had to vent a little bit and we had a big chance to win the game or take the lead in the game and we got thrown a curveball,” Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward said, recalling how he encouraged his teammates during the break. “It’s about the whole team and I just had to let them know I loved them and I had to let them know we won 103 games because we overcame every bit of adversity that we had thrown at us to this point. We needed 114 wins and I told them everybody in this room could go out and get that 114th win.
The Cubs organization thanked the fans tweeting “this would not have been possible without you.” President Obama even weighed in on the win, inviting the team to visit the White House before he leaves office. The Empire State Building in New York City was also lit up in red and blue lights in honor of the team.
The Cleveland Indians tweeted “Through everything, our guys never gave up. But our storybook season falls just short. Congrats to Chicago.”
No word yet on when the official celebration and victory parade will be held in Chicago. An announcement is expected soon on the official MLB website.