108-year-old Cubs fan celebrates World Series victory

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Chicago Cubs fans celebrate in front of Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Cleveland. The parade will wind its way downtown an hour later and end in Grant Park for a rally expected to start around noon.

Chants of "Go, Cubs Go", "Lets Go Cubs" and "MVP" (for Kris Bryant) echoed off the the nearby skyscrapers to create an amphitheater-like atmosphere near famous Water Tower Place.

Ross and the other players put their arms around each other and sang "Go Cubs Go" from the stage along with the blissed-out crowd.

Sikorski, of Lisle, said he doubts it will take another century for the Cubs to win another World Series, as he's confident with the players' athleticism and the team's management. "We spent the next year planning and prioritizing, getting ready for a Cubs championship".

Last year, New Era wasn't prepared for the possibility of a Cubs win - or the magnitude of sales it would generate.

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Dutchie Caray, the widow of legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, said he "would be in heaven" to see so many Cubs fans celebrating a World Series title.

Fans packed morning commuter trains, causing delays despite increased service and capacity, to get downtown and find a viewing spot before the festivities began.

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Anthony Rizzo got choked up while introducing retiring catcher David Ross. Now that the "curse" has been broken, she can finally rejoice.

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Earlier in the day, throngs of young and old blue-clad fans roared as the motorcade of open-roofed buses carrying the players cruised along Lake Shore Drive.

Atop the double-decker buses, some Cubs players posed together for photos, while others held their children and sat with their families.

"He's like a brother to me and he is going out as a champion", Rizzo said.

After the final out was recorded Wednesday in Cleveland, first baseman Anthony Rizzo pocketed the baseball, which is now a huge part of the sport's history.

Friday already was a scheduled day off for Chicago Public Schools and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner declared Friday as "World Champion Chicago Cubs Day" statewide. The city also dyed the Chicago river a bright shade of blue to match the Cubs' colors, repurposing a decades-long tradition of dying the river green on St Patrick's Day.

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