CUBS WORLD SERIES VICTORY PARADE ATTRACTS MILLIONS
Nov 04, 2016
By Bob Komsic
When you wait this long what would you expect.
The sky over Chicago Friday was, what else, Cubs blue.
An estimated five-million packed the streets and rooftops from Wrigley Field all the way to Hutchinson Field in Grant Park, where Barack Obama celebrated his historic 2008 presidential election victory.
(Kiichiro Sato / AP)
Once there, the World Series champs took to the stage.
”Welcome to Cubsstock 2016! Look at this thing,” said manager Joe Maddon as he greeted the crowd.
”This is overwhelming.”
One by one, the players were introduced, with some addressing the fans.
World Series MVP Ben Zobrist, dedicated his trophy to the team and city.
”This is a team full of MVPs and we’re in a city of MVPs.”
Team architect and president Theo Epstein says, ”It’s the most personal, intimate organization I think there is. The connection between the fans and the players, the organization and the city, everyone who puts on Cubbie blue — anyone who’s ever put on the uniform, anyone who’s ever cheered for the club, has the same heartbeat. That’s what made it so special.”