Hell has frozen over, pigs can fly, and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. After a 108 year drought, the “lovable losers” have finally brought back a title to Chicago after defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 in what was one of the most thrilling sporting events that I have ever watched.
There was a lot of speculation that the Chicago Cubs World Series Parade would be on either Friday or Monday of next week, but Mayor Emanuel Rahm just announced at a press conference the parade will be on Friday, November 4th, 2016. There’s a lot of preparation that the city will need to take care of between now and then, but you can bet that the people living there will do whatever they can to help.
The exact time and route of the parade is still in the air, but some details are starting to come forward. The parade will start at Wrigley Field and end at Grant Park by around lunchtime. The timing of the parade works out well, because even though it’s being rushed, the public school kids have the day off for “Teacher Development Day.”
“I just talked to Tom Ricketts. I talked to him yesterday a couple times, I talked to him this morning again,” Emanuel said when asked about the parade. “I think all of us would just want 20 minutes of consistent sleep, then we’re gonna — Here’s the thing: we’re going to have a parade in Chicago that will stand the test of time. It will be a parade that 108 years have waited for. It will be a parade and a celebration that all of Chicago for 108 years in their mind’s eye, have been envisioning. We’re going to make it a reality in the city of Chicago.”
The Cubs may have waited over 100 years to finally win a championship, but the city of Chicago is no stranger to championship parades, as the Chicago Blackhawks have had three of them in the past six years.
We will keep you up to date as to when the parade is going to be held, but in the meantime enjoy the hell out of this Cubs fans. This was truly a once in a lifetime moment for a lot of you, and you deserve to soak up every second of it.