Cub Fans Celebrate End of World Series Drought
Chicago Cubs fans are waking up to a new reality: Their team is headed to the World Series for the first time in 71 years. Many still-stunned fans took to social media Sunday morning to ask if they'd been dreaming and to catch up on the posts from famous Cubs fans.
Those reacting on Twitter included first lady Michelle Obama. The Chicago native on Sunday morning tweeted: "Way to go Cubs!!'' She then recalled her father, saying "My Dad is the reason I'm a true Cubs fan. He'd be so proud!''
Dorothy Farrell's face is familiar to anyone who watched the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 to advance to the World Series: She's the 90-year-old season-ticket holder who was beaming with jubilation in a front-row seat.
Fox Sports interviewed Farrell after the Cubs won Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night in Chicago. She says she's not worried about the Cleveland Indians, who the Cubs will face Tuesday in Game 1.
As Farrell put it, "I just wished wish my brothers were alive to see this. They loved the Cubs. And my father did too. But they're all dead now. This old lady's still living.''
When asked how she would celebrate the win, she said: "I'll probably have a Jagermeister.''
The victorious Cubs are earning cheers from their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox posted its congratulations to the National League champions on Twitter. The White Sox' most recent World Series win was in 2005.
The city's other professional sports teams are also adding their praise. Tweets from the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Fire are saluting the Cubs.
Comedian and actor Bob Newhart posted a photo of himself, his grandchildren and the "W'' flag they made for him.
Actor John Cusack posted two words last night along with a photo of the team celebrating at Wrigley Field. As he put it: "It's. Done.''
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a statement Saturday night celebrating the pennant win. He says: "The fun continues in Cleveland on Tuesday night.''
The Cubs face the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.