The Cubs Are Going to the World Series and People Are Losing Their Minds
For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series. The Cubs took a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday and clinched the pennant. Afterward, the city of Chicago erupted as the team that is the standard bearer for a cursed sports club made it to the brink of their first championship win in 108 years.
Here's a look at some of the reactions from inside the stadium, on the streets, and even inside the White House.
While the bigger picture of overflowing streets and deafening crowds is awe inspiring, even better were the individual reactions of fans who have waited a long, long time to see their team make it to the World Series.
Cubs fan in security line at O'Hare letting frantic people jump ahead of him, saying: "All the stress in my life is gone. I'm stress-free."— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) October 23, 2016
From the highest office in the nation to one candidate competing for the presidency, there were many around the country happy to see the "C" make it.
I'm so crazy - I'm watching the replay of Cubs on mlb to hear the calls - and Make sure it happened-— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 24, 2016
The Cubs will face the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, which starts Tuesday in Cleveland (because two players from Kansas City hit home runs during the All-Star Game). Expect more tears and joy if the Cubs are able to pull it out.
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