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Cubs players break out the victory champagne

Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 01:22

The Chicago Cubs soak each other with champagne as they celebrate their World Series victory. ''It tastes so much better now that we're champs,'' says outfielder Kyle Schwarber. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Chicago Cubs celebrated in the locker room, with goggles to protect their eyes from the spray of champagne, after their World Series win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday (November 2). The Cubs shed themselves of the "Curse of the Billy Goat" and ended a 108-year wait for a World Series title by beating the Cleveland Indians in a thrilling Game Seven classic. By beating the host Indians 8-7 in 10 innings, Chicago's beloved Cubbies set off a wild celebration in the streets of the Windy City after over a century of pent up frustration for fans since their last Major League Baseball championship in 1908. Cubs players held their own euphoric party at Progressive Field cheered on by a boisterous contingent of their fans after earlier squandering a 6-3 lead with four outs left in the game only to bounce back for the precious victory. Leftfielder Ben Zobrist, who put the Cubs ahead in the 10th with an RBI double and who batted .357 in the series with two doubles and a triple, was named the most valuable player of the World Series. The win in the early hours of Thursday morning capped a Chicago comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven, a feat last achieved by the Kansas City Royals in 1985. It was the third World Series crown for the Cubs, while the disconsolate Indians replaced them as the team with the longest current World Series title drought, 68 years and counting.

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Cubs players break out the victory champagne

Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 01:22