Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs on their first World Series title since 1908. That previous championship was so long ago, most people still used outhouses instead of bathrooms. Cars were a novelty, there were no TVs and the invention of Twitter was still almost 100 years away. None of those great inventions was more fun after that thrilling Game 7 than Twitter, which buzzed with the aftermath of the Cubs’ historic victory. Here are a few gems.
10. Trophy Life
2016 World Champs! pic.twitter.com/mApMJdfIPD
— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) November 3, 2016
Cubs centerfielder Dexter Fowler became the first player in World Series history to lead off a Game 7 with a home run.
9. No More Goats
— MLB (@MLB) November 3, 2016
We’ll save you the trouble of counting … those are 108 billy goats, one for each year the Cubs supposedly failed to win the World Series because of the infamous “Curse of the Billy Goat.”
8. Front Page News
— Tribune Graphics (@ChiTribGraphics) November 3, 2016
The Chicago Tribune’s front page says it all. Copies of this paper were reportedly impossible to find in some parts of the city.
7. Breakfast of Champions?
Hey Chicago, what do you say? I say breakfast tacos & tequila.
— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) November 3, 2016
We’re definitely not going to criticize Cubs ace Jake Arrieta’s choice of breakfast at 6 a.m. Chicago time the night after such an historic moment.
6. For All Those Who’ve Gone Before
— Fergie Jenkins (@FergieJenkins31) November 3, 2016
So many beloved Cubs legends, such as Ernie Banks and Ron Santo, weren’t around to enjoy this historic moment. Fergie Jenkins, who won 167 games in 10 seasons with the Cubs, certainly appreciated the championship.
5. Sweet Justification
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 3, 2016
Fans and media alike criticized Joe Maddon for his use of Aroldis Chapman in the final two series games. Everything obviously turned out well in the end.
4. Holy Cow!
Harry, they did it! https://t.co/qc1Xn38qyZ
— Harry Caray’s (@HarryCarays) November 3, 2016
Budweiser produced this great video showing legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray, who died in 1998, calling the game he never got a chance to see.
3. Retirement Gift
Look what the boys got me for my retirement pic.twitter.com/wtnE2WrWYV
— David Ross (@D_Ross3) November 3, 2016
Cubs catcher David Ross retired after Game 7. Talk about going out on top.
2. Mr. MVP
Don’t want to go to sleep yet. I’m still shocked. Thank you Lord for this special blessing. Thank you Cubs fans. #2016WorldSeriesChamps
— Ben Zobrist (@benzobrist18) November 3, 2016
World Series MVP Ben Zobrist still hadn’t gone to sleep almost 12 hours after Game 7.
1. Greatest. Celebration. Ever!
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 3, 2016
Even if the Cubs win three or four World Series in a row, there will never be another celebration like this one.