The World Series Did Not Disappoint, And Neither Did The Memes
This year’s World Series was nuts. After taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, the Cleveland Indians couldn’t close things out. They let the Chicago Cubs, who hadn’t won a title since 1908, take the series to game 7, where ANYTHING can happen. And it did.
I mean, this GIF pretty much sums up game 7 of the World Series.
The Cubs jumped to an early lead, making a few Cleveland fans think twice about their chances at winning the World Series.
"i have no idea where that 10k stubhub transaction came from…… can you please cancel my card" pic.twitter.com/Ss57YkToQK
— Tony X. (@soIoucity) November 3, 2016
As the game went on, Cleveland began chipping away the Chicago’s lead, making the game more and more tense.
Comedian Mike Lawrence made a poignant observation in the middle of all the madness.
Amazing that millions of people are cheering on Ramirezes and Perezes before voting for Trump next week #WorldSeries
— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) November 3, 2016
Late in the game, the Indians miraculously tied things up, sending Cubs fans into disbelief.
— Annie Weisman (@mrsanniemac) November 3, 2016
Soon, the game would go into extra innings.
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) November 3, 2016
And just when the drama was at its peak, there was a rain delay.
— Drew Stafford (@ugadrewsy) November 3, 2016
After 17 minutes, the game — and the fingernail biting — resumed.
Despite blowing the lead, Chicago and its fans held out hope that they could take the W.
— darth:™ (@darth) November 3, 2016
And the Cubs did it, winning 8-7 in 10 innings.
— BullyUp.Com (@TheLoopyBlogger) November 3, 2016
And Cleveland’s controversial Chief Wahoo logo got a makeover.
Indians fans right now pic.twitter.com/vcz4RqH56V
— RiceGum (@RiceGumCIips) November 3, 2016
Some people chalked up Cleveland’s loss to karma.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) November 3, 2016
Others offered Indians fans some fashion advice.
— chad ? (@omfgchad) November 3, 2016
And Steph Curry, whose Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s NBA finals, passed the torch to the Cleveland Indians.
THE 3-1 TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED pic.twitter.com/2BzDVHFzyD
— SB Nation (@SBNation) November 3, 2016
So anyone from Cleveland who ever made a “You blew a 3-1 lead” joke now understood what it was like to be on the other side.
Anyone in Cleveland who's ever made a 3-1 lead joke pic.twitter.com/JAd0JY5WlY
— Julian Rowan (@jules_rowan) November 3, 2016
And who can forget Steve Bartman, the Cubs fan who was famously (and unfairly) blamed for ruining Chicago’s shot at the 2003 World Series? His curse was finally lifted.
Steve Bartman be like .. pic.twitter.com/1crScoFXOQ
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 3, 2016
Bartman could finally go out in public.
Steve Bartman walking out his front door right now pic.twitter.com/Ne6NjRWfUP
— Antoine (@TweetsOpenDoors) November 3, 2016
And no longer feel the wrath of all those bitter Cubs fans who unfairly took out their frustrations on him.
Congrats to Steve Bartman's soul for finally being able to cross over ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YWxckEwkOi
— ROB FEE (@robfee) November 3, 2016
And not only was Bartman free, but with Kris Bryant’s smiling throw to first…
The smile on Bryant's face is probably the same smile he had as a kid acting out the final play of the World Series. https://t.co/0QJfbh5SX1
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 3, 2016
… the Cubs could finally say that they had broken a 108-year curse.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) November 3, 2016