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article imageThe Chicago Cubs win the World Series and the Internet goes wild

By Jack Derricourt     Nov 3, 2016 in Sports
1908 was possibly the most boring World Series on record. The young championship series had seen many great games already, but the fall classic between the returning champions, the Chicago Cubs, and Ty Cobb’s Detroit Tigers was a real let-down.
Plagued by a scandalous ticket scalping scheme in Chicago, the series had the worst attendance record to date for the World Series. After exciting pennant races for both teams, the Cubs won the best of seven competition in five games with little resistance. Little did fans in north Chicago know that the boring 1908 contest would be the last championship that the Cubs would see for over one hundred years.
However, as of Wednesday night, the longest championship drought in American sport is finally over. In perfect symmetry, game seven of the 212th World Series was undoubtedly one of the most exciting in recent memory. Buster Only of ESPN went so far as to call it “the most memorable game in the history of baseball.”
Fans all over the world tuned in to watch slugging and heads-up base running win the day for the Cubs in the tenth inning. Needless to say, Cubs fans were very happy.
Some fans had been waiting an awful long time for such a victory:
Many people on social media made reference to the scene from the movie Back to the Future II, that predicted the Cubs winning a World Series in the early twenty-first century — though they did miss the year by twelve months:
The celebrations of semi-official mascot and Chicago native Bill Murray were also all over the Internet:
Theo Epstein the President of the Cubs even showered Murray in champagne:
Even President Obama, a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan joined in the joy:
Whether you’re a Cubs fan or not, there’s no denying the joy that took over the Internet following the 2016 Chicago victory.
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