Is there anything more poetic?
After 108 years, countless heartbreaks, and so many instances of “almost,” someday is finally today and the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions.
In what might be considered the greatest Game 7 in baseball history, the Cubs and Cleveland Indians put on a show. The game had everything: lead-off home runs, stellar starting pitching (by Kyle Hendricks, that is), shaky bullpens, an incredible valiant comeback, and of course the most thrilling extra innings game of all-time. Baseball is the most poetic sport there is – no matter the thrills of the NFL and NBA, baseball just has a different feel.
It’s the grind of a 162-game season coming down to getting 11 wins in the postseason. Where you can throw out all the accomplishments of the regular season because October is such a different beast. It was a Game 7 that didn’t disappoint and that we’ll be talking about for years.
The game was destined to be one of those “all-time” games. That held true. For just about everyone, including their parents and grandparents, we saw the Cubs win a World Series. 2016 – with the Cubs rallying back from a 3-1 Cleveland series lead, the Cavaliers following suit against the Warriors, an incredible summer Olympics, and of course the Villanova buzzer-beater over North Carolina, it’ll go down as one of the best sports years in recent memory.
It’s even better if you’re a Cubs fan. The longest championship drought in professional sports is over.
There’s no more goat – if anything, there’s a new G.O.A.T. in Chi-town. No more curses. No more “wait ’til next year.” No more someday.
Today is someday – Hey Chicago, whaddya say?
Erased. pic.twitter.com/7Nf6FJmYxy— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 3, 2016