2016 World Series Champions: The Chicago Cubs


By Chad Clinger - cclinger@civitasmedia.com



For the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs are the World Series Champions…

I honestly still have chills, for so many reasons, over the finale of this years Major League Baseball season. This year’s series was one of, it not the best, World Series that I can remember in my roughly 30 years of enjoying baseball.

Let’s start with the end…a historic Game 7 that had everything any baseball fan could ask for.

Extra innings, strategic coaching a.k.a. Joe Maddon’s wizardry, a 17-minute rain delay and I feel like I could go on forever. I was stuck at my second job for most of the game, sadly, but as I sit watching the MLB Network’s replay of the game, I can still feel the same goosebumps that I felt early into the morning of November 3rd.

A back and forth series in every sense of the word, a rollercoaster ride. Let me take a second to say a few things, if I may. Corey Kluber should not have started Game 7, Terry Francona had to bring in Andrew Miller way too early, Indians second basemen Jason Kipnis deserves big money to be thrown at him, I have witnesses to prove that I called Rajai Davis’ 2-run home run and Ben Zobrist’s (2016 World Series MVP) eventual game winning double, I knew that the Cubs would bring at least one starter out of the bullpen and I called the Cubs winning the World Series months back.

The series couldn’t have been more evenly matched statistic wise, both coaches deserve the highest of accolades and David ‘Grandpa Rossy’ Ross finished his career on top.

Chicago wanted it more and just remember Indians fans…there’s always next year!

By Chad Clinger

cclinger@civitasmedia.com

Find Chad on Twitter @GalionSportsGuy

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