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03 November 2016 @ 11:37 pm
Fuck That Goat!  
I know I haven't talked about baseball this year, but today I have to. Because history was made last night. I don't care if you are a baseball fan or not, this is amazing! The Chicago Cubs just won the World Series for the first time in 108 years! HISTORY FUCKING MADE!

I was so sick last night, I have a terrible viral sinus thing and I was laying in bed barely able to stay awake, but when that last out of the game happened, I jumped out of bed and spun around the room and stood in front of my TV pumping my fist. I watched history being made! And not just baseball history or sports history, but American history. People from all over America, people from other countries were watching. Cubs fans were losing their minds! Baseball fans were losing their minds!


Now some of you might not know the story of The Curse of the Billy Goat. So back in the 1940s there was this guy who owned this tavern, the Billy Goat Tavern. He went to Game 4 of the 1945 World Series with his Billygoat and they kicked him out of the stadium for it and he put a curse on the Chicago Cubs that day. It had already been like 40-ish years since they'd won the World Series and it would be another 70-some after that. Oh boy, did they try to reverse the curse, family members of the man tried to reverse the curse, they did rituals at the stadium to try to reverse the curse. People blamed that damn Billygoat...but now the curse has been broken! I saw an interesting thought on Tumblr that every awful thing that's happened this year has been the last remnants of that evil curse trying to pull itself up, trying to cast its magic over the Cubs, slowly destroying 2016, but here we are and they won and that curse is gone. I mean, just imagine what the world was like in 1908, just picture it, because that was the last time the Cubs won the series. Until now.

As exciting as it was watching the game - and oh boy, it was a nailbiter, they went into extra innings, exciting as all hell - but more exciting was watching the team celebrate, more exciting was watching the fans celebrate, was watching the streets in Chicago outside of Wrigley Field during that last out, was watching people pour out of the bars in Chicago, was watching Bill Murray cry in the stands in Cleveland because his team finally won. I went to sleep right after because I was so sick, but today I woke up and started scrolling the Internet watching videos and reading people's posts; people talking about their grandfathers who died before getting to see their beloved Cubs win, their whole lives waiting for it, people talking about their fathers taking them to their first games, people talking about their childhoods rooting and waiting and it finally coming to pass. I watched all these videos, I read these articles, I looked at these posts and I laid here in my bed and I cried. Because something I never thought I would see in my lifetime finally happened and the unity it has brought people, fans from Chicago, from others teams - I am a Detroit Tiger fan, but I cried and I cheered and I watched this game and I will remember this night for the rest of my life.


Now tell me that's not beautiful!


Congratulations to Chicago. Congratulations to the Cubs. And fuck that goddamn goat. 108 years in the making - history was fucking made.
 
 
 
Shireboundshirebound on November 4th, 2016 04:16 am (UTC)
watching Bill Murray cry... Such a super cool moment!

I'm sorry you were so sick. :(

*sends loves*
dodger_sister: sportsdodger_sister on November 21st, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
watching Bill Murray cry... Such a super cool moment!

I never thought watching a grown man cry could be such a beautiful thing, but it really really was. <3
Jo Annyeuxdebleu on November 4th, 2016 11:59 pm (UTC)
I grew up about 35 miles from Cleveland so if the Indians had won, I'd have been happy. But the reality is that I really love the Chicago Cubs (and the Boston Red Sox.) And....I think I'm in love with Kris Bryant!!!

Go Cubs!!
dodger_sister: sportsdodger_sister on November 21st, 2016 09:16 pm (UTC)
I grew up about 35 miles from Cleveland so if the Indians had won, I'd have been happy. But the reality is that I really love the Chicago Cubs (and the Boston Red Sox.) And....I think I'm in love with Kris Bryant!!

Go Cubs!!


Well Cleveland is definitely due for a Series, certainly they are now, but I can imagine that once they got over their hurt of losing this year, that even the team players on Cleveland have to be a little bit happy about the Chicago Cubs taking this one home! Go Cubs, indeed!!!!

Dude I'm sorry, I promise this is the last time I'm editing this, I apparently have forgotten how to type, lol

Edited at 2016-11-21 09:18 pm (UTC)