Cubs Finally Get it Done


Nathan Janson

Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio – The Chicago Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday, November 2nd, against the Cleveland Indians at the Indian’s home field. The Cubs hadn’t won the series for 108 years and many people thought that this would finally be their year.

The series, which is best out of 7, reached the 7th game, and all of the fans were on the edge of their seats from the beginning to the very last out of the game. Both teams and their fans wanted the game extremely badly, especially LMC sophomore fan, Michael Markoch.

“I have always been a passionate Indians fan and winning would mean so much to my dad, who grew up around Cleveland, and me.”

Some people thought that the Cubs were going to win because they had the momentum going into the final game after winning the last 2. On the other hand, people thought that the Indians would win because they had the home-field advantage.

Both teams pitched their ace (best pitcher), Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Corey Kluber for the Indians. Most people expected the game to be very low scoring, but the opposite occurred.

The Cubs scored 1st, and by the end of the 3rd inning the score was 1-1. Then, the Cubs scored 5 runs in the next 3 innings, while the Indians only scored 2, making the score 6-3.

It wasn’t looking good for the Indians at this point, but then they tied it up in the 8th with a homerun. The home crowd went wild knowing that their team was still in it.

Neither team was able to put up a run in the 9th inning, which is supposed to be the last inning of the game. In baseball, if the game is tied up at the end of the 9th inning, then it goes on until a team scores.

Then, in the 10th inning, the Cubs scored 2 runs to take the lead 8-6. Because the Indians were the home team, they batted second, so they were allowed one more at bat before the end of the game. The Indians scored one run, but just weren’t able to get 2, ending the game with a score of 8-7.

The entire city of Chicago and all Cubs fans around the world immediately celebrated, showing pure joy to have finally won. So many people have been waiting all of their lives for Chicago Cubs to finally get a World Series Ring and now they have.

Will Latham, sophomore, was ecstatic. “I love the Cubs and it is just so exciting that after waiting 108 years we have finally won.