The young Chicago Cubs, with the majority of them born during the 1990s, were never believers in curses, spells, jinxes or anything similar that stopped Cubs’ teams prior to them from winning the World Series.
For just the first time in over a century, 108 years to be exact, the Chicago Cubs were crowned the World Series Champions on Wednesday night ending the longest ever title drought in all of sports.
In what was one of the most thrilling seven game series ever, the Cubs outlasted their opponents the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 with an 8-7 win in 10 innings.
On Friday, Chicago fans will gather to celebrate a championship and it will not be for their Bulls, Blackhawks or Bears, but finally for their Cubs. Millions will line the streets of the Windy City when the team will parade the World Series trophy in front of their fans.
The rain that started in the 10th inning stopped the game for just 17 minutes and gave the Cubs players time to relax, get their composure and listen to Jason Heyward their right fielder give a speech inside the clubhouse.
Heyward told his teammates that whatever happened prior to that moment must be forgotten and remember the Cubs are the best team and will pull out a win to take home the title.
Heyward told his teammates how talented they were and everyone had come too far to let it get away from them.
After the delay, they scored two runs in the tenth and then were able to hang on in the bottom of the tenth although they allowed the Indians one run to cut the final difference in the game to just one run.
Chicago was just four outs from winning the game in 9 innings. Holding a lead of 6-3 during the eighth innings, the Cubs gave up one run on a Brandon Guyer double.
Then Aroldis Chapman gave up a two-run home run to Rajai Davis that tied the score.
Chapman gave up another hit in the inning then struck out Yan Gomes. Following the inning, Chapman cried in the dugout.
Chapman retired the Indians in order in the bottom of the ninth only to have the rain delay the start of the tenth and take him from the mound.
However, in the end, the Cubs came through, ended the drought of more than a century and are now World Series Champions.