Not All The Partying Happened In Chicago For The Cubbies
PubClub.com had boots on the ground in Cleveland, where several diehard fans watched the game and experienced this monumental moment.
“One of the happiest days of my life,” said one fan.
Another remarked, “Congratulations CUBS win!!! What a great game, what a series, what a win!!! History baby; you gotta love it!”
In a way, they didn’t know what to say. Or feel. It had been generations since the Cubs played in the World Series, let alone won one. The latter was so long ago that the Titanic wasn’t even built yet and Babe Ruth was a 15-year-old boy.
But it happened. And there were several anxious moments. The Cubs blew a three-run lead in the eighth inning and the game went to extra innings. Then there was a rain delay. What else could go wrong, or prolong our agony or celebration, they thought.
But the team came through with two runs in the top of the 10th and, despite Cleveland getting back a run, it secured the win 8-7.
The Chicago PubClubbers (wisely) resisted the temptation to rush the field. Instead, they stood at their seats soaking in the moment and treasuring every second of it. It was almost as if they were frozen in time.
Then they went out to the street and bars around the stadium and celebrated the way true Cubs fans celebrate: by downing beers, high-fiving strangers and inviting everyone – including Indians fans – to join them in one of the happiest days of their lives.