This World Series, while spectacular, was always going to end in cruel fashion. "Want to come to the White House before I leave?"
Nearby was Craig Likhite, who drove to Chicago with his wife from nearby Evanston because they wanted to see history made as close to the 102-year-old ballpark as possible.
You see, the Cubs aren't just Chicago's team; they're Orlando's team, too. The parade will travel along Michigan Avenue between Oak Street and Ohio Street.
Chicago will offer a live stream with complete parade coverage beginning at 9 a.m. Friday right here. Other fans lined the parade route, in places many people deep.
Viewership for the series as a whole was high but ratings for game 7 was driven to new heights not just by the emotion but because the game itself, which saw the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7. "As we've often said, sports has the ability to bring people together from all walks of life". The city warned in its news release that there would be "zero tolerance for drinking on the public way".
"It was like Christmas last night", she said.
Hillary Clinton cheered her hometown Chicago Cubs on to victory in the World Series.
I hesitate to say my grandparents are drunkenly rioting beyond the Pearly Gates, but they are definitely celebrating somewhere.
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Since the start of 2013, they've been called for 128 more penalties than their opponents, the highest margin in the league. We have a really good team, so I guess you gotta do something. "They tried to talk to me about the idea of not playing".
I watched Game 7 in a corner bar near my apartment in West Hollywood.
In honor of the World Series win, the Cubs posted a new music video for Eddie Vedder's song dedicated to the team, "All The Way".
Murray was a constant presence throughout the seven-game series with the Cleveland Indians, perhaps earning the most kudos for handing a random, ticketless fan the opportunity to sit next to him at Game 6.
Fans also are adding their names in chalk to the back brick wall of Wrigley Field. This historic win didn't come easily, with the game lasting ten long innings with a rain delay.
A caravan of team buses was welcomed by a raucous crowd outside Wrigley Field early Thursday morning.
And that infield of third baseman Kris Bryant, shortstop Addison Russell, second baseman Javier Baez, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras includes not a single player older than 27.
Players took turns passing the hardware around on their way back from Cleveland.