Today’s celebration in Chicago marked the culmination of a season and postseason that blessed Cubs fans with the first World Championship they’ve seen since 1908.

Clearly, it was a day many were waiting for:



The day started with the parade from Wrigley Field, and on into downtown:



A newly-dyed, bright Cubbie blue river awaited them:

And, of course, the rally at Grant Park.

There were speeches at the rally, and you can see many of the videos here and here.

Two of the best moments came from Anthony Rizzo, naturally. First, he brought out the final out ball, which he’d pocketed at the end of Game Seven, and presented it to none other than Tom Ricketts:

Then, in a fitting and emotional sendoff, Rizzo introduced David Ross:

Naturally, being a Grandpa, David Ross finished his comments by taking a mass selfie:



Travis Wood had a good time:

Theo Epstein spoke at length about the organization:

Joe Maddon got into the many others who deserve thanks:

Tom Ricketts dropped a great conclusion to his remarks:

It was a crazy day for celebrating a crazy season. I still can’t get enough. I will continue to drink this in for as long as it keeps on coming.

Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Champ




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