It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Here, we look back on that great day of November 2, 2016.
Down in my basement, I have a Chicago Cubs-themed mancave. It serves largely as a shrine to the 2016 World Series Champions, as I have several posters commemorating that victory. Whenever I go down there, I’m reminded of that one night – November 2, 2016 – when my entire fandom changed.
As I watched this year’s World Series, which also went seven games, and as we have come upon the anniversary of the Cubs’ victory, I’ve been thinking a lot about that day, about that small moment in time that I’ll never forget. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since it all happened.
I’ve thought a lot, not only about that night in particular, but about everything that led up to it. It was my 23rd year following the team – and I know that many fans had suffered for so much longer. I’ve thought about all the frustration that led up to that point. I’ve also thought about everything that happened that year: the 103-win regular season, that crazy ninth inning comeback in the NLDS against the Giants, and about getting over the hump I’d waited 13 years for since losing the 2003 NLCS in beating the Dodgers to win the pennant.