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Chicago Cubs Bury 108 Year “Curse”

Taylor Eakle, Feature and News Editor

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After 108 years of a World Series championship drought, the Chicago Cubs pushed through a seven game series to come out on top against the Cleveland Indians. The nail biting game started late Wednesday night, going through thursday, and ended in the bottom of the tenth with the Cubs up 8-7, also ending the long awaited win to break the 1908 “curse”.

“I can’t control myself right now,” Chicago Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo told catcher David Ross in the tense innings of the final game Wednesday night. “I’m an emotional wreck.” To get to game seven, Chicago rallied two games past Cleveland’s 3-1 win lead. The series was an emotional roller coaster from start to finish for not only the players but all the fans too, especially those of the Cubs who have been long awaiting this victory.

The Cubs, who had battled to win the previous couple games of the series, started their lead in the first inning with the lead off batter, Dexter Fowler’s home run up center field. Later in the fifth, Javier Baez blasted the first pitch from Kluber to raise their lead 5-1. The Indians answered back after a wild pitch thrown by Cubs pitcher, John Lester, gets away from catcher Dan Ross. Two runners on base both score from Lester’s error leaving the score 5-3 in the bottom of the fifth.  Going into the bottom of the eighth with a score of 6-4 and one runner on for the Indians, Rajai Davis clears left field for a two run homer that ties up the game.

After an inning of stalemate, the rain pours down delaying the game for seventeen minutes before inning 10. In the clubhouse of the Cubs, Jason Heyward gathered the players for a team meeting in hopes to lift spirits after losing a three-run lead.

Getting things started up again is Cubs Series MVP, Ben Zobrist, who clutches up hitting a tiebreaking double. With the Indians coming up to bat, the score is 8-9. Although they rally one run, the Cubs secure a final out taking home the trophy with a final score of 8-7.

The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series for the first time since 1908. After heartbreaking collapses in 1969, 1984, and 2003, the Cubs ended the excruciating torment leaving behind a historic legacy. “We’re world champions,” Rizzo said. “The Chicago Cubs are world champions. Let that sink in.”

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