Last night sweet, sweet victory came to Chicago Cubs fans. The North side team won their first World Series championship since 1908 in a nail-biter Game Seven against the Cleveland Indians. If you were too busy watching the CMAs, here’s what you missed: home runs, rain delays, an early 5-1 lead by the Cubs and then an Indian comeback to tie at 6-6. But at the end of the extra inning, the Cubs won 8-7—ending their 108-year drought.
It was an emotional night for Cubs fans, with some who watched wishing their departed friends and family members were alive to see it. In celebration of the (now-former) lovable losers’ momentous win, we’ve put together some of the best reactions from some of the team’s players and their lifelong fans.
Kris Bryant's ear-to-ear grin as he threw the ball to first basemen Anthony Rizzo to make the final out and clinch the championship.
Rizzo hugging a teammate after the team realized they had won.
Lifelong diehard fan (and most recent winner of the 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor) Bill Murray on the field holding back tears.
Presidential candidate (and Park Ridge, Illinois native) Hillary Clinton watching the final inning while on the campaign trail in Arizona.
An 81-year old man watching the final out with his family and realizing the Cubs have finally gone all the way.
All the fans featured in this music video for Cubs-fan Eddie Vedder’s All The Way.
As well as all the fans in this Tribute to beloved announcer Harry Caray by Budweiser.
Here’s hoping that maybe next year is the year for Cleveland fans to experience the joy, too.