The Chicago Cubs Clinched A Long-Awaited Victory For Their Fans
After more than 70 years of waiting, the unluckiest team in baseball has finally secured a victory for their fans — the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. The Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Saturday night, breaking one of the longest streaks in baseball and bringing the Cubs back to the World Series for the first time since 1945. The Cubs will now move on to the World Series, in which they will face the Cleveland Indians, in their attempt to win their first World Series since 1908.
As the best team in baseball this year, it shouldn't be too surprising that the Cubs made it to the Series. The Cubs’ infield lineup was basically the entire starting infield for the National League in the 2016 All-Star Game. With the help of a lot of young and experienced players, the Cubs dominated their competition for most of the season. Yet the ongoing meme about the Cubs being the worst team ever was so great and reliable that it’s almost sad to see the streak die. It’s like when Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar — you were happy for him, but the fact that you could never use the Leo Oscar meme again made the whole thing bittersweet.
However, that’s an outsider’s perspective — Cubs fans were more than excited, including Hillary Clinton, a long-time Cubs fan from her childhood in Chicago. Most life-long, die-hard Cubs fans have never even been alive to see the team make it to the World Series, and those who were alive when they made it to their last Series in 1945 were probably too young to really remember. It’s great to see a team that’s been working hard and fighting for so long to make it back to the Championships, but no matter who wins, the 2016 Series will definitely be iconic due to the Cubs’ appearance.