The Daily Scoop 11-3-2016
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Cubs Win the World Series
Chicago Cubs celebrated last night into this morning after the dramatic World Series victory. The iconic sign outside Wrigley Field posted the words cubs fans have waited 108 years for: “Cubs win!”
Though fans were peaceful, they did climb up on top of television trucks located outside the stadium. Tens of thousands of Cubs fans poured into the streets of Chicago to celebrate their team’s historic victory. Inside Progressive Field in Cleveland, Chicago fans celebrated in the stands. Not even a downpour was going to dampen their spirits as they celebrated inside the stadium long after the game was over.
Oldest Cubs Fan
Some cubs fans will say they’ve been waiting their entire lives for their team to finally win the World Series, but no one has waited as long as 108-year-old Hazel Nilson in New Hampshire.
Hazel might be one of the world’s oldest sports fans, and she’s always rooted for the Cubs. She grew up in Chicago within walking distance of Wrigley Field. Hazel was a cubs fan when she bought her first car for $28 and when she got her first job as a physical education teacher during the Great Depression. But through it all, she’s never witnessed a world championship until last night.
She’s 108 years old, it’s been 108 years since the Cubs last World Series win, and there are 108 stitches on a baseball—one for every year she’s waited.