Americans React To The Cubs' World Series Win

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 Cubss 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.

First, Anxiety:

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

Election-related fear:

This tweet is 2 years old.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU KNOW? #WorldSeries https://t.co/tJyaBiyq02 pic.twitter.com/q9LVtywgbB

theScore (@theScore) November 3, 2016

2016 World Series.
Cubs vs Indians

And then the world will end with the score tied in game seven in extra innings #apocalypse

GIO (@RaysFanGio) November 4, 2014

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

Confusion:

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

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David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) November 3, 2016

Nostalgia:

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

Pure Joy:

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

Lastly, Regret:

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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