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Cubs win 2016 MLB World Series

Laken Haggard, Reporter

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It’s that time of year again, when the major league baseball season comes to an end, indicating it’s the time of the year for the post season, also known as the MLB World Series. This year in the World Series the two teams playing in the World Series are the “Cleveland Indians” from Cleveland Ohio, and the “Chicago Cubs” from Chicago, Illinois. The World Series lasted from Tuesday, October 25, 2016, to Wednesday, November 2, 2016. A total of seven games. After 7 games, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 after 10 innings and officially won the 2016 Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) World Series, after 108 years of waiting.

The Chicago Cubs after winning game 7 of the World Series http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/sports/baseball/chicago-cubs-beat-cleveland-indians-world-series-game-7.html?_r=0

The Chicago Cubs celebrating a well earned victory 

The New York Times reports that Anthony Rizzo [third baseman for the Cubs] proclaimed “We’re world champions. The Chicago Cubs are world champions. Let that sink in.” after the final game on Wednesday November 2, 2016. Rizzo was the player who caught the ball for the final out of Game 7. For many fans the win signaled the end of a said curse. This being because it’s the first time in 108 years that the team made it to the World Series and won without a fall through. These fall through have been happening since 1908. This streak of losing officially came to an end though because the Cubs won. They met their goal. They won the World Series. Some fans even made signs that proclaimed they could officially die, or live happily because their favorite team was able to finally win the World Series.

Rajai Davis of the Cleveland Indians celebrating after a two-run home run during the 8th inning of game 7 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/sports/baseball/chicago-cubs-beat-cleveland-indians-world-series-game-7.html?_r=0

Rajai Davis of the Cleveland Indians celebrating after a two-run home run during the 8th inning of game 7 

As for the “Cleveland Indians,” they have not won a game since 1948, and their losing streak continues. This loss makes three consecutive losses. “They tried until there was nothing left.” says the manager of the Indians, Terry Francona.  There is disappointment but not discouragement, because the Indians know that their time will come to win a World Series, hopefully sooner rather than later. Their losing streak, however is now the longest one in the MLBPA, 68 years.

 

Sources:

The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and the MLB Players Association

-http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/sports/baseball/chicago-cubs-beat-cleveland-indians-world-series-game-7.html?_r=0

-http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/sports/baseball/chicago-cubs-beat-cleveland-indians-world-series-game-7.html?_r=0ugh b

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