CHICAGO — First, the Cubs won the pennant. Then, the world took to Twitter to congratulate them.
Before the game was over, actor Bob Newhart told the Cubs he was 87 "and too old for this." Then the team won, beating the Dodgers 5-0, and he could relax.
Actress Bonnie Hunt said the win was a lifelong dream of hers.
Actor John Cusack, who was at the game and with former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, was brief in his tweet.
It's. Done . pic.twitter.com/r75FALBo9W— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 23, 2016
Ultimate Cubs fan Bill Murray was also at the game, and shed a few tears:
Park Ridge native Hillary Clinton, who's angling for a historic victory of her own in November, got word of the Cubs win while on the campaign trail.
It's been a tough year for the Bears so far but ...
Congratulations to the CUBS! Chicago we headed to the WORLD SERIES. Great WIN guys!!!!!! #FlyTheW— Alshon Jeffery (@TheWorldof_AJ) October 23, 2016
The Blackhawks know a thing or two about winning.
Bulls star Dwyane Wade got into the act with perfect timing.
Cubbies congrats on the WORLD SERIES!!! I definitely came back at the right time. #FlyTheW— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 23, 2016
And then King James added his take.
Jeremy Piven, who grew up in Evanston, tweeted a picture of himself with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, and declared, "No more next year."
It's happening !!! No more next year baby, meet you in Chicago... Cubs are going to the World Series !!! pic.twitter.com/Gx7yfqN2hj— Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven) October 23, 2016
CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! https://t.co/Q1oyqygFyK— Joe Mantegna (@JoeMantegna) October 23, 2016
Evanston native Jake Johnson, an actor on "New Girl," was ecstatic.
"Parks & Rec" star Nick Offerman had coincidentally scheduled a stop on his book tour at the Music Box Theater on Saturday night. Ticketholders for the book signing reported on Facebook that during the final out in the ninth inning, Offerman, who hails from Joliet, put down his pen and shared a long hug with his dad.
The win, turns out, was therapeutic for some former Cubs who came close — but couldn't beat the curse. Left-fielder Moises Alou, whose team came five outs from the World Series before losing, was relieved. He lost his cool after fan Steve Bartman reached for a fly ball before he could catch it in 2003, and the Cubs never recovered.
Finally! No more what if......— Moises Alou (@MoisesAlou18) October 23, 2016
No more would you......#offthehook
Before the game, actor Andy Richter proclaimed his allegiance to the Cubs — even while in enemy territory.
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