The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions!
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR EMANUEL ON CHICAGO CUBS
“From Opening Day in April to a historic November night, the Cubs championship season united the city of Chicago and fans around the world behind this incredible team. The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series is about more than a game, more than a team, and more than a sport. It is about the families who have passed down a love for the Cubs from mothers and fathers to their sons and daughters, and from grandparents to grandchildren. It is about generations who have come together around radios, televisions, and within the friendly confines of Wrigley Field to root for the home team and share triumphs and defeats. Cubs fans have never given up hope that this day was possible, and this young team made it happen. Congratulations to the Ricketts family, Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein, and the players, staff, and fans who together broke the longest drought in professional sports and made history this year. Go Cubs go!”
PLEASE CELEBRATE RESPONSIBLY! DO NOT OVERCROWD.
CONGRATULATIONS CHICAGO CUBS. THIS WAS THE YEAR!
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) November 3, 2016
Red Sox, 86-year drought ended ✔️
Cubs, 108-year drought ended ✔️
Man, what do we task Theo Epstein with next?
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) November 3, 2016