Cubs and baseball fans relive Game 7 of the 2016 World Series

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On Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs and baseball fans all-around gathered to rewatch Game 7 of the 2016 World Series on ESPN.

It feels like it was just yesterday when our Chicago Cubs ended the longest drought in sports history. Finally, our loveable losers were champions of the baseball world.

That night, thousands of fans gathered outside Wrigley Field to celebrate. Millions followed days later to welcome the team and Commissioners trophy back home to Chicago.

Things have gone downhill since, but nothing can ever erase the feeling of watching Kris Bryant toss the final out to Anthony Rizzo. Tears of joy were met with heavy sighs of relief. Sporting championship gear that we Cubs fans never thought we’d ever get to wear in our lifetime.

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It happened. It happened. Now we’ve got a story to tell both our children and grandchildren. A story about a team that managed to overcome every obstacle thrown their way during the postseason.

A team, who thanks to an infamous curse, had been counted out each year despite having such a talented roster. From their first National League Championship Series appearance since 2003 to their first pennant since 1945.

It’ll begin with a man named Theo Epstein who acquired vital pieces such as Rizzo, Joe Maddon, Jon Lester, and countless others. How a young infielder named Javier Baez would become a Major League magician, Jake Arrieta dominated opposing hitters, and Kyle Hendricks cemented himself as The Professor, etc.

Since becoming world champions, the lives of those young talented individuals have changed. Some are married and now have children of their own. Yesterday, third baseman Kris Bryant was recorded watching Game 7 with his infant son, Kyler Lee Bryant.

Bryant that year was named National League MVP one year after earning Rookie of the Year honors. Watching Kris reliving his most significant professional accomplishment with his one-month-old son is beautiful to watch.

At one point during the MLB encourage broadcast, former skipper Joe Maddon was joined by his former first baseman. Maddon, as we know, is still loved by the city and players on this current roster.

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Back in 2016, Maddon placed his Dad’s Angels hat in his pocket in the 10th inning. He later pulled it out and put it on his head during an interview with ESPN. Now he is the current manager of the Los Angeles Angels, back home where it all began for him.

Last night’s rebroadcast of that magical evening surely lifted the spirits of those who love this sport. Whether or not your team is participating in the Fall Classic, it’s a series such as the one between the Cubs and Indians that makes baseball the best sport on the planet.