Well, it FINALLY happened - after 108 years without a World Series win (last win was in 1908, a time when women couldn't vote and Mark Twain was still alive), the Chicago Cubs have won the 2016 World Series after a nailbiting 7 game series against the Cleveland Indians (which included an unexpected Indians rally leading into a tie game going into the 9th inning, a rain delay, and FREAKIN' EXTRA INNINGS) - and they managed to do it WITHOUT a teenage pitcher who just broke his arm! This is after years of almost-wins, close-calls, Bartman balls, and a decades-long obsession with a cursed goat.
Naturally, the internet is a li'l excited...
Harry Caray knew it would eventually happen. pic.twitter.com/cT8G69kyfH-- Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) November 3, 2016
Bill Murray reacts to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series pic.twitter.com/CYe18Wa3iO-- Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 3, 2016
THE CUBS DEFEAT THE APOCALYPSE-- southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 3, 2016
THE STREETS OF WRIGLEYVILLE RUN RED WITH GOAT BLOOD!! #WorldSeries-- Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) November 3, 2016
CUBS FANS WALKING INTO WORK/SCHOOL TOMORROW pic.twitter.com/HIRI3Er8aY-- WrestlinGifs (@WrestlinGifs) November 3, 2016
NO ONE WILL EVER SEE THIS I HAVENT SHOWERED IN 7 WEEKS WOOO GO #CUBS!-- Chuck (@SUKnives) November 3, 2016
Whew. That was good to come together as a nation for a tradition that is defined by our history: baseball. Anyway, back to hating each other-- Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 3, 2016
my mom, crying on the phone, "I can't believe I'm alive for this." #cubs-- your pal, Trin, (@TrinAndTonic) November 3, 2016
And also, a quick shout-out to the Cleveland Indians, who played a helluva World Series against the Cubbies - and just couldn't fight destiny.
Also, sorry to this guy: