Forget Disneyland. After winning the 2016 World Series on Nov. 2, the Chicago Cubs are headed to…Washington D.C.! President Barack Obama personally invited the MLB champs to visit him in the White House following their epic victory. Click to see.
“It happened: [The Chicago Cubs] win World Series,” Barack, 55, tweeted after the historic win on Nov. 3. “That’s change even this South Sider can believe in.” Wow. Barack is famously a Chicago White Sox fan, but seeing the Cubs end their 100-plus-year drought made him put partisan sports politics aside.
“Want to come to the White House before I leave?” the President of the United States asked the 2016 World Series champions. It’s a safe bet that the Cubs will head out to Washington D.C. before Barack hands the keys over to either Hillary Clinton, 69, or Donald Trump, 70.
It seems even President Obama stayed up late to see history get made. It looked very scary for the Windy City sluggers, as they blew a 4-run lead over the Cleveland Indians. Going into the 9th inning, the score was tied 6-6. Despite both sides trying hard, neither could score. Game 7 went into extra innings, and after a 17-minute rain delay, the Cubs were able to finally put away the Indians, 8-7, in the 10th inning.
It was Ben Zobrist, 35, who helped break the “Curse of the Billy Goat.” He hit the game-winning RBI-double that put the Chicago ahead of Cleveland. All that was left was Kris Bryan, 24, to make the final out of the game (all while wearing a giant smile) to put a cap on what may be one of the greatest World Series ever.
Barack wasn’t the only Obama celebrating the Cubs win. His better half, Michelle Obama, 52, also tweeted her excitement. “Go Cubs Go! Been rooting for you since I was a kid and so incredible proud tonight.”
Wait, so Barack backs the White Sox and Michelle’s a Cubs fan? Talk about reaching across the aisle for a bipartisan union. Maybe the Democrats and Republicans in Congress can take notice?
Are you excited that the Cubs won the World Series, HollywoodLifers? Did you ever think you would see the day?