Cubs 5 forgotten moments from Game 7 of 2016 World Series

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I was ecstatic when MLB Network announced it would be airing the Cubs final three games of the 2016 World Series on Tuesday afternoon.

After all, any Chicago Cubs fan would relish the opportunity to relive their team, ending a 108-year drought in the most epic of fashions, especially amid MLB’s current suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yes, I speak of the time when the Cubs overcame a seemingly insurmountable deficit to defeat the Cleveland Indians, a series culminated by a Game 7 that will forever rank among the greatest games in the history of baseball.

There are unforgettable moments from that contest: most notably Rajai Davis‘ game-tying homer, the rain delay, and Ben Zobrist‘s go-ahead hit.

But there are certain moments from that game that are worth more examination, both for what they meant in the moment as well as in the broader context of the contest itself.

Here are five forgotten moments from Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.