Chicago Cubs fans never have been so anxious. As the North Siders prepared to face the Cleveland Indians in the final game of the 2016 World Series, fans flooded the Wrigleyville neighborhood to cheer on their heroes.
It’s been 108 years since the Cubs took home the title and 71 years since they played in a World Series. Some blame the title drought on the late Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis who is said to have cursed the team after then-Cubs owner William Wrigley refused to allow Sianis to bring his goat into the stadium for luck.
Cubs management prepared an official excuse for anyone who wanted to blow the day ahead of the game.
Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber sought help from a higher power.
Police arrived in Wrigleyville Wednesday afternoon to make sure things remain peaceful, win or lose.
Fans lined up to make sure they got a good seat in their favorite Cubby bar.
Others didn’t need an official venue.
Still more gathered in Cleveland.
Actor John Cusack, who hails from Evanston, Illinois, is among the diehard fans attending the game.