Chicago Cubs' David Ross is carried by teammates after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (AP)
The Chicago Cubs made history on Wednesday night -- or actually, on Thursday morning -- by winning their first World Series since 1908, and ending the longest championship drought in baseball. Naturally, celebrity Cubs fans across the world had quite a bit to say about it.
There were the ones who graced us with memorable pictures.
Then there were the celebrities who drew attention to the amount of time that had passed since the last Cubs championship. One presidential candidate, despite her reputation for stoicism, couldn't contain her joy.
Dear followers. The @Cubs have won the World Series and I am openly crying. Ron may even have lifted his glass 2 our longsuffering. #Swanson — Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) November 3, 2016
Most celebrities were happy to exult in the moment. Some were happy for Chicago, others were happy for their inner children and still others were simply appreciative that they had been lucky enough to watch a great game.
Go @Cubs, go! Been rooting for you since I was a kid, and so incredibly proud tonight. #FlytheW -mo
A fantastic game! Both teams have so much heart; don't remember seeing a game like it! Congratulations to the #Cubs! Love the #Indians too! — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 3, 2016
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