Sports Fan Store: The Cubs Eradicate the Curse of the Billy Goat
In an absolutely amazing game seven victory of the World Series, the Cubs kissed the curse of the Billy Goat and all the other curses goodbye. To say that this win was monumental is a complete understatement. Riddled with bad luck, the Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908. Previously, we referred to the Chicago as the Bad News Bears of baseball, but Cubs’ days as lovable losers are over. Many Cubs fans have waited their entire lives for this day, and some fans didn’t even live long enough to witness such incredible event. Long time Cubs fan Bill Murray cried tears of joy over the victory, and we’re pretty sure that Harry Caray smiled down from the skies that night.
Despite the exorbitant seat prices of game seven, thousands of Cubs fans traveled to Cleveland to cheer on their beloved team at Progressive Field. Leading up to game seven, many doubted the Cubs’ ability to win this final game of the 2016 World Series. First of all, the Indians desired this world championship baseball title as much as the Cubs, with their last victory occurring in 1948. For the Cubs to win game seven, they had to face off with Indians pitcher Corey Kluber, aka the Klubot. Kluber clobbered the Cubs in game 1 of the World Series, in which the Cubs failed to score a single run. Undaunted by the Klubot, Cubs slugger Dexter Fowler stepped up to plate in the first inning and hit the first run of the night. Filled with the huge presence of Cubs fans, Progressive Field erupted in madness, and Fowler set the tone for the rest of the game.
Refusing to give up, the Indians fought long and hard in an aggressive attempt to win the World Series. Electricity filled the air in the third inning when Indians player Coco Crisp hit a double, followed by Carlos Santana hitting a curveball into the right field. This hit propelled Coco Crisp to home plate, tying the Indians with the Cubs.
In the fourth inning, Cubs players Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras worked batting magic and brought the Cubs back into the lead. In the fifth inning, the Indians relieved the Klubot and pulled in pitcher John Lester and his personal catcher, David Ross. Proving to be a force to be reckoned with, this dynamic duo of the Indians battled it out with Cubs hitters.
The craziness continued on both sides right up into hair-raising eight inning in which Indians hitter Rajai Davis tied the game. The stadium held its breath into the ninth inning as rain began falling from the sky, and it seemed as if the Indians might win at Progressive Field. A brief rain delay couldn’t cool spectators’ sweat as they waited for the winning play. Feeling frisky from the rain fall, the Cubs came back with avengeance to narrowly win the World Series in the tenth inning. With both teams giving it all, the final score was 7-8, and Cubs fans tried not to go into cardiac arrest.If you are a Cleveland fan, then now is the time to show your team some support by wearing Indians sports team apparel. There’s also no better way to celebrate the Cubs’ victory than by sporting a Cubs sport jersey or other Cubs team sportswear. Shop our sports clothing store for your MLB gear today.