The Chicago Cubs had quite a cheering section among showbizzers on Wednesday night as the baseball team ended its 108-year World Series drought with a hard-fought 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7.
Actor Bill Murray, a vocal Cubs fan, was seen exulting in the stands at Cleveland’s Progressive Field as the reality of the Cubs’ win sunk in.
Numerous industryites exchanged color commentary on the epic final game via social media. When the Cubs clinched the win, in the 10th inning after a 17-minute rain delay (lake-effect rain in Cleveland can be unpredictable), the joyous tweets erupted. Here’s a sampling:
— Paris Barclay (@Harparbar) November 3, 2016
I am literally full out sobbing right now. #Cubs
— Shawn Ryan (@ShawnRyanTV) November 3, 2016
Yay, Cubs!!! pic.twitter.com/zzur01zJCe
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) November 3, 2016
Does Theo Epstein go down as the greatest baseball architect/genius of all time?#Cubs
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) November 3, 2016
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) November 3, 2016
Bears won in 85. Bulls won 6 in 90's. Sox won in 05. Blackhawks won in 3 cups this decade. Now the Cubs win in 2016. Second city no more.
— Bill Burr (@billburr) November 3, 2016
— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) November 3, 2016
Congratulations ChiTown!!! #Cubs
— Will Packer (@willpowerpacker) November 3, 2016
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 3, 2016
The Chicago Cubs, your 2016 World Series CHAMPIONS!!! pic.twitter.com/JfH76dTcH0
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) November 3, 2016
All it took was 108 years (& a 17 minute rain delay). Congratulations to the World Series Champion @Cubs!
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) November 3, 2016
What a game and what a series. The best old timey baseball awesomeness. Congrats to the legendary 2016 Cubs.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) November 3, 2016
Couldn't have been a more exciting game. So much heart on both teams. Amazing moment baseball. Congrats #cubs! 👏🏼❤️
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) November 3, 2016
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) November 3, 2016
Not since Susan Lucci finally winning her Emmy….. #Cubs
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 3, 2016
— Brandon Routh (@BrandonJRouth) November 3, 2016
ESPN has to have Steve Bartman.
There has to be a parade for Steve Bartman.
I rooted for Cubs because of Steve Bartman.
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) November 3, 2016