Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last day you probably know that the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Cleveland Indians 8-7(10 innings) last night in possibly the best game 7 ever in any sport. The Cubs victory also meant that Cleveland blew a 3-1 series lead(queue up the memes).
It was a game 7 that saw the Cubs jump out to a 6-3 lead, only to blow the lead in the bottom of the 8th after Rajai Davis launched a two-run homer off a overused Aroldis Chapman to tie the game. A rain delay after the 9th inning may have saved the Cubs as it slowed the Indians’ momentum and gave the Cubs a chance to regroup. The Cubs came out in the top of the 10th and jumped all over a wavering Brian Shaw. World Series MVP Ben Zobrist would put the Cubs ahead with an RBI double, and the Cubs would tack on another run to lead 8-6. In the bottom of the 10th clutch hitting Rajai Davis would lace a two-out RBI single to make it 8-7. The Cubs would then get weak-hitting Michael Martinez to ground out to end the game and break the 108-year curse of the billy goat.
Whether it was senior fans, or the modern day hipster fans they all Cubs rejoiced as their Cubbies finally did it!