Even die-hard Chicago White Sox fan Barack Obama couldn’t contain his excitement over his crosstown rival’s victory in the World Series.
“It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That’s change even this South Sider can believe in,” the President tweeted Thursday. “Want to come to the White House before I leave?”
The Chicago Cubs pulled off a historic Game 7 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, ending a 108-year drought.
The epic face-off saw the Cubs coming back from being 3-1 games down before they pulled off a Game 5 win in Chicago Sunday night and followed it up taking Game 6 in Cleveland.
It was back and forth all night for Game 7, but in the end Joe Maddon’s team put all the demons to rest with a 8-7 win in the 10th inning.
Obama leaves office in January, but the Cubs might have a fan in the next president as well, if Hillary Clinton has anything to say about it.
“They did it! 108 years later and the drought is finally over. Way to make history, @Cubs. #FlyTheW -H,” the Democratic nominee tweeted herself.
Famous longsuffering fans also packed Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland Wednesday, Bill Murray, John Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Eddie Vedder and Billy Corgan all there to cheer on the lovable losers no more.
The Cubs have not formally accepted Obama’s invitation, but the club did retweet it.
It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That's change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?
— President Obama (@POTUS) November 3, 2016