So, this is just how you sketched it up in your dream, right?
The game, of course, is not over, so I won’t go down the road to Jinx City. But the Cubs have a strong early lead, thanks to a Kris Bryant homer, an Addison Russell double (that was mostly a goof by the Indians’ outfielders), and then Russell absolutely destroying a pitch with the bases loaded:
— MLB (@MLB) November 2, 2016
Going into the at bat, which came after the Cubs loaded the bases and bounced Indians starter Josh Tomlin from the game in the process, you were just hoping for solid contact. Maybe a single. You’d even take a sac fly.
But off the bat, you knew that baby was gone:
Addison Russell with a massive grand slam… 108 MPH and projected at 434ft. #Crushed
— Daren Willman (@darenw) November 2, 2016
According to tweets I saw but that have since been lost in a very crowded, excited timeline, that is the Cubs’ first World Series Grand Slam, and also gave Russell a record six RBI in the game.
For the record, Russell was clearly very tight and nervous before the game:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 1, 2016