Chicago: The Chicago Cubs have broken their curse and have qualified for the World Series for the first time since 1945, the city is rejoicing and is busy celebrating.
The curse was supposedly put on the team by disgruntled fan, but it is finally lifted as fans partied outside the Wrigley Field Stadium on Saturday when Cubs defeated Dodgers and qualified for the world series.
Anthony Rizzo, the first baseman for the Chicago Cubs said, “This city deserves it so much. We got four more big ones to go, but we’re going to enjoy this. We’re going to the World Series. I can’t even believe that.”
Chicago Cubs are now scheduled to face the Cleveland Indians who are the American League Champions on Tuesday for the first game of the World Series.
Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs said, “We’re too young. We don’t care about it. We don’t look into it. This is a new team, this is a completely different time of our lives. We’re enjoying it and our work’s just getting started.”
Some of the fans got way more excited and a few arrests were also made but on the whole the celebrations remained peaceful, many of the fans gathered in front of the stadium and took selfies.
This win has bring much needed boost for the citizens of Chicago as the reputation of the city was being deteriorated in recent years due to gang related violence, local citizens call it Chiraq, comparing the violence in the city to Iraq.
Chicago Cubs coach Joe Maddon was ecstatic after the win, he explained his strategy saying, “Kershaw’s pitching, so I wanted to get one more right-handed bat in the lineup, and also with Albert I don’t feel like we’re losing anything on defense. I know Jason’s a Gold Glover, but I think Albert, given an opportunity to play often enough would be considered a Gold Glove-caliber outfielder, too.”
Although the Chicago cubs has not qualified for the World Series for 71 years, it has been even longer since they won the World Series, they have failed to do so since 1908.
The curse of began when a fan William Sianis was forced to leave the game with his pet goat as other fans complained about the smell. Reportedly William Sianis has said, “Never again will a World Series be played in Chicago.”
The Cubs were defeated by the Detroit Tigers and lost the series, it took the team 71 years to break away from the curse and now fans are waiting to see if they can win the World Series this year or would they have to wait for next year.
The Chicago Cubs second game is scheduled on Wednesday in Cleveland, the third game is scheduled for Friday in Chicago, the fourth game on 29th October in Chicago, game five will be played in Chicago on 30th October, game six in Cleveland on 1st November and game 7 on November 2 also in Cleveland.