Americans React To The Cubs' World Series Win
The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series.
Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy.
The final game was packed with all the drama that makes for good baseball and good TV: a scrappy underdog (the Cubs) hitting a leadoff home run, an epic swan song play by the Cubs’s David Ross, a two-run game-tying home run courtesy of the Indians’ Rajai Davis, an eerily accurate game prediction from 2014 - and then it started raining, for extra dramatic flair.
All of which basically means Twitter was appropriately on fire.
Below, see how America reacted to the amazing World Series finale and to the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs.
You gotta be kidding me. pic.twitter.com/8kBIDqzIlO— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 3, 2016
"I'm in a glass case of emotions right now."- @ARizzo44 to @D_Ross3 ??? #WorldSeries #Game7 pic.twitter.com/KKvMMJ0Ekn— #Game7 (@MLBONFOX) November 3, 2016
My reaction to every single pitch at this point. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/KPlOwQVzaP— Nicki Johnson (@nickijohnson730) November 3, 2016
The anxiety from this game is just a small tiny baby version of whats gonna go down next tuesday...#gocubsgo #gohillarygo #WorldSeries— Chloe Bennet (@ChloeBennet4) November 3, 2016
This tweet is 2 years old.— theScore (@theScore) November 3, 2016
WHAT ELSE DO YOU KNOW? #WorldSeries https://t.co/tJyaBiyq02 pic.twitter.com/q9LVtywgbB
2016 World Series.— GIO (@RaysFanGio) November 4, 2014
Cubs vs Indians
And then the world will end with the score tied in game seven in extra innings #apocalypse
Every time there's #WorldSeriesGame7 in an election year, if the AL wins, the GOP wins; if the NL wins, the Dems win pic.twitter.com/LegTNP2JVE— Sarah A. Harvard (@amyharvard_) November 3, 2016
Yet again. It all comes down to a few people in Ohio.— Ina Fried (@inafried) November 3, 2016
i hope the cubs winning is a good omen and not americas last meal, why does it feel like americas last meal— jomny sun ? 6 days (@jonnysun) November 3, 2016
OKAY universe, we just need ONE MORE FAVOR from you six days from now and then we're cool promise.— Donny Cates (@Doncates) November 3, 2016
that weird moment when immigrants help win America's game.— Cameron Sinclair (@casinclair) November 3, 2016
Mufasa vs The Stampede in The Lion King pic.twitter.com/I6OHy14eCh— Football Byke!! (@Aneerinyourear) November 3, 2016
B— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) November 3, 2016
The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, Mark Twain was still alive.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 3, 2016
The last time the Cubs won the #WorldSeries, you had to send witty "last time the Cubs won" messages by telegram.— Wes Miller (@getwired) November 3, 2016
The #WorldSeries is playing out like an inspirational '90s sports movie - Bill Murray, tied in the 9th, and people rooting for the underdog— Dani Deahl (@danideahl) November 3, 2016
When you don't care who wins but this is the greatest baseball in a decade. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/SbQ2pdzSIJ— WBTV Ben Williamson (@benlwilliamson) November 3, 2016
108 years come down to a 25-year-old rookie reliever wearing a single digit on his jersey.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) November 3, 2016
Let's make Joyous Murray the opposite of Crying Jordan going forward. pic.twitter.com/U7fl0z9AFP— Dave Dameshek (@Dameshek) November 3, 2016
Chicagoan @HillaryClinton excited to see @Cubs #WorldSeries victory. pic.twitter.com/C3zCcAWgdj— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 3, 2016
pic.twitter.com/5hTCtW36C6— Jared Hunt (@jaredwv) November 3, 2016
This dude just became the God of Chicago. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/P2xjA7fGDf— SCOTT WARNER (@ScottWarner18) November 3, 2016
Congratulations to #WorldSeries champions Chicago @Cubs! In your honor, here's a pic of #Chicago from space: https://t.co/Vd9RogVFkF #Cubs pic.twitter.com/gQUa9li1bQ— NASA (@NASA) November 3, 2016
No regrets. They coming back #Game7 pic.twitter.com/NeOTOk6Jtx— Anthony (@OMGItsBirdman) November 3, 2016
CUBS WIN! #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/sR7ADvbKVK— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 3, 2016
I'm logging out, good night. pic.twitter.com/y8uFPQxzq5— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 3, 2016
The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, Real Estate developer Donald Trump was running for President of the USA.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 3, 2016
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