The Chicago Cubs finally rid themselves of the 108-year-old “Curse of the Billy Goat” last night when they won the World Series beating the Cleveland Indians in a Game Seven classic.
Union Station during the Cubs’ 2016 World Series run Photo Credit: Wiki Commons
Last night (Thursday), baseball fans around the globe received the treat of a lifetime: The Chicago Cubs finally rid themselves of the 108-year-old “Curse of the Billy Goat” by winning the World Series. The Series was in the hands of the Cleveland Indians, but the Cubs came back in game seven from their 3-1 deficit beating the Indians 8-7 in 10 innings.
At the bottom of the 9th inning just before the 10th, the score was 6-6 and the heavens opened as the game stopped for a rain delay. The teams returned to the field and the Cubs bounced back for an exquisite victory creating an uproar among their fans. “This is one of the best games anybody will ever see,” said Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, as reported by Reuters. “This trumps everything. I’m out here crying. I can’t really put into words what this means.”