2016 World Series

Allie Oniki and Brooklyn Bailey

America has seen drastic changes since 1908. The roads went from Ford Model T’s chugging slowly along them to self-driving cars zipping down freeways. New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii were not even part of the United States yet. Our country has seen two world wars, new diseases come and go, and new technology created, according to marketwatch.com. But the Chicago Cubs had not seen a World Series win.

Then, after a 108-year drought, the Cubs finally came out on top against the Indians.

The World Series is a total of seven games. In game one, it appeared that Chicago would let yet another World Series victory slip through their fingers when they lost 0-6. The team had only won one game out of the first four. But they were unwilling to give up now. The team came back to win games 5 and 6.

In the seventh and final game of the World Series, the Cubs had a 6-3 lead going into the eighth inning, but after hitting a double, the Indians’ outfielder Rajai Davis then scored a two-run home run to tie the game.

Right before the 10th inning, rain began to pour onto Progressive field. There were seventeen minutes of sheer intensity during the rain delay, but that was nothing compared to 108 years.

The general manager of The Cubs, according to the Major League Baseball website, said, “I think the rain delay was the best thing that ever happened to us, to be honest.  I saw all the hitters were huddled in the weight room during the delay and kind of getting pumped up.”

It was extremely emotional for the Cubs fans. According to CBS News, fans traveled from all over the country to be at the game. The Likhite family drove to Chicago from Evanston to support their team. “To finally see this in my lifetime with my son here with us, it means everything,” Craig Likhite said. “This game with all the ups and downs showed him exactly what it is to be a Cubs fan. My dad passed away this year. He would have loved this.”