Overwhelming joy in Chateau Thompson this morning.
The Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions after a more than 100 year drought.
Wife Amy is an Illinois native who normally roots for the St. Louis Cardinals because she grew up in the Illinois part of the metro area of the Gateway City.
But she also roots for the Cubs, particularly in a year when the redbirds didn’t even make the playoffs and this year’s World Series was a perfect match-up between the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, another team with few appearances in baseball’s big series.
Besides, the World Series provided a break from the carnival sideshow called the 2016 Presidential election.
The Cubs appeared headed for defeat when the Indians blew them out in the Windy City for the opening game and took control of the series before they headed for Cleveland for what appeared an early clinch.
Yet the Cubs battled back and repaid the opening game mashup with a blowout of their own in Indian country to tie the series and face the critical seventh game to take the title.
A first inning home run by Chicago gave them an early lead, which they lost before tying it up 7-7 and forcing a 10th inning where the Cubbies scored the one run they needed to take the series.
The Cubs last won the title in 1908.
Television networks scrapped planned airings of new shows and substituted reruns Wednesday night because they knew most of America would be watching the drama in Cleveland.
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs. You provided a welcome break from a not-so-pleasant drama called the Presidential election.