The 7 Best Things To Come From The Cubs’ World Series Win

November 9, 2016 by (Edit)

Holy Cow!!! We did it! That is, after over 100 years of trying and failing, the Cubs managed to land the World Series title and we, they’re loyal fans, were able to witness it together. I tell you, never before had I wanted so badly to be in Wrigley Field for a game! Fortunately, I had my dad and the rest of our Chicago transplant family to keep me company all the way down in Florida.

The last time the Cubs won the World Series was in 1908. The last time the Cubs appeared in the World Series was 1945. It’s been over 108 years since we won and over 71 years since we’ve made an appearance. Not only did we take the Series, but we did so with the best regular-season record in the MLB. Wow.

But the magic of November 2, so greatly exceeds just that night. It spreads into a number of moments that have happened and will keep on happening until the Cubs get their next World Series title. Looking back on that fateful night, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite moments.

 

Bill Murray

For whatever reason, there’s no other figure that looms quite as large in the Chicago spotlight as Bill Murray. He’s our funny guy, our comedian, but he’s also our guide, our mentor, our guru, our patron saint. Getting to watch Bill Murray’s reaction to the Cubs game was almost as good as getting to watch the Cubs win in and of itself.

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Journalists Believe in the Chicago Cubs and You Should Too

You know your team is doing pretty well when the press keeps talking about how they’re going to take the World Series. Such is the case with the Cubs. But these aren’t just empty sweet nothings. The club has had an awe-inspiring season, which is totally deserving of praise.

Below are some of the glowing headlines that I’ve encountered over the past season, all of which express a belief in something great ahead for the Cubs. (I won’t say what.)

Cubs’ incredible Game 4 comeback gets even better with age

“…the Cubs did something in Game 4 of the National League Division Series, in that moment, that it has taken us a while to process. But now we know exactly what we saw.”

10/13/16 | ESPN.com

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Watching A Little Dog Get Big

Piper looking underneath a door - Tony Angiuli Florida

As those who have been following my blog may know, I never owned a dog until recently. My wife and I decided it was the time to get a dog and so now we have an almost-one-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in our home. Piper has taught me a lot about life and has made me think about what it means to be a Florida Beach dog. Something I’ve noticed recently is that Piper has grown up a lot over the past several months.

She used to be this big:

Tony Angiuli Holding Piper (a Cavalier) in his arms

Now she’s this big:

Piper gazing out the window - Tony Angiuli Florida

Admittedly, she’s still pretty tiny, but she’s growing…

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Twitter Loves Dogs

Being a dog-owner can make a person do things they wouldn’t normally do, like talk about their dogs all the time, show photos of their dogs to their friends all the time, and post dog-related miscellany on Twitter all of the time. I’m guilty of all of the above. Along those lines, I’m also guilty of writing blog posts about my dog and dogs in general. Exhibit A: This blog post. I used to write more about Florida in general and about paddle-boarding, but now all it seems that I write about is Piper. It brings me some deal of comfort to know that I’m not alone in my single-minded dog-mania.

For instance, consider Twitter. Not only are there a lot of posts of people expressing affection of their dogs…

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HOW TO BE A FLORIDA BEACH DOG

If you’ve been following me on the web, you know that my wife and I recently got a dog and that this is my first dog ever. Piper is a little King Charles Spaniel. She’s amazing. We love her. She has taught us all sorts of things and we can’t wait for her to teach us more. Along those lines, there are several things I can’t wait to teach Piper.

 

Specifically, we live on the beach and there are some things that every beach dog should be able to do.

**Please do not actually pressure your dog to do all of these things**

1. Skateboard

While not necessarily essential for hanging at the beach, being able to skateboard is critical for getting to the beach. I never was particularly good at skateboarding. But I think Piper would would be able to really tear up some asphalt…

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A Brief History of the Cubs and the World Series

The Cubs are currently enjoying one of their best seasons since, since forever! That is, since 1945. It’s been 108 years since the Cubs last won a World Series. The only other team with a comparable Series slump would be the Cincinnati Reds, but even they’re slump clocks in at a staggering 22 years less than the Cub at 86 years.

By 22 years more than any other team in the MLB, the Cubs reign as the kings of the slump. By 22 years more than any other team in the MLB, the Cubs are ready for a victory.

1876

President at the Time: Ulysses S. Grant

Poster advertising the 1876 Chicago Cubs

One hundred and forty years ago, Baseball was a very different game. The teams making up the at-the-time nascent national pastime had foreign names like the Hartford Dark Blues, the New York Mutuals, and the St. Louis Brown Stockings. At the time, the Cubs were known as the Chicago White Stockings. Needless to say, colors and stockings were all the rage at the time…

 

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