Go, Cubs, Go!

Thu, 11/03/2016

Chicago stand up! 

The Cubs have won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. 108 long years of anticipation, anxiety, excitement, and suspense ended in a fierce 10-inning battle against the Cleveland Indians. This championship win is the end of a long win drought, and also makes the Cubs the first team to recover from a 3-1 series shortfall since the Kansas City Royals in 1985.

Ben Zobrist was chosen as the World Series MVP, rightfully so. Zobrist is the first Cub to ever do this, as there was no such award during 1908. Zobrist, since signing with the Cubs for 4 years, has hit 18 RBIs, and 31 doubles in 147 games. He also showed how talented he was by starting at various positions, such as second base, and right field throughout the long season. However, there were many other Cubs who played miraculously: Dexter Fowler hit a home run off of the 4th pitch of the game, Javier Baez, and David "Grandpa" Ross also helped add to the total for the Cubs.

The Cleveland Indians later tied the game, at 6-6, leaving Chicago heartbroken, yet faithful. After an anxious rain delay, the Cubs increased the lead by 2, making the score 8-6. The Indians wouldn't go down easy as they were chasing a dream, too. They scored a run, 7-8. Then, third baseman Kris Bryant scooped up a ground ball, and launched it to Anthony Rizzo at first base to end the game, simultaneously causing Chicago fans to erupt into cheers and celebration.

There would be no more, "Maybe next year." It. Happened.

Hey, Chicago? What do you say? The Cubs are gonna win today.

Taylor Stalling