"“It’s fitting it has to be done with one of the best games of all-time,” said team president Theo Epstein, who now has presided over the ends of the two most storied “curses” in major league history – having been the general manager in Boston 12 years ago when the Red Sox ended the 86-year “Curse of the Bambino.”
“What a testament to our players,” Epstein said. “During the rain delay they said, ‘this is only going to make it sweeter, boys.’ Our fans deserve this so much – and all the former Cubs. This is for Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo.”
Joe Maddon’s boys needed to survive their manager’s heavily scripted pitching machinations, a three-run rally in the eighth by the Indians against a gassed Aroldis Chapman that sent the game to extra innings, and to endure a brief rain delay before the 10th."