Perhaps that was the greatest baseball game I have ever seen. I'm confident I would say that no matter the outcome. But man oh man am I happy boy today. I never thought I would see this day. In 2012 the Cubs lost more than 100 games. The blew leads to lose in elimination games in 1984, and twice in 2003 with lots of bad, bad baseball in the intervening years.
I started following the Cubs closely when I was eight or ten. I read the box scores every day in the paper. I listened to games on my tiny transistor when the weather was just right. When we got cable in the late 1970s, I could finally watch them on the mighty WGN. Heartbreak and hopelessness were the tone of every season.
I thought the Cubs were the best team in baseball in 1984. Lost in the LCS.
I thought history was ready in 2003, but the team cracked under a century of expectations.
I feel bad for Indians fans. They played a great series. The teams so evenly matched.
But I am on a happy planet today. We broke out a bottle of 15 year old champagne last night. We did not finish it, but who cares?
THE CUBS ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS