WASHINGTON- While President Barack Obama may consider himself a White Sox fan, the former Chicago resident is nevertheless celebrating the historic World Series win from his town’s other team, the Chicago Cubs.
“Want to come to the White House before I leave?” Obama asked in a Tweet directed to the team early Thursday morning.
It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That’s change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?
— President Obama (@POTUS) November 3, 2016
The World Series’ winners historically have come to the White House to be honored by the President, but with Obama’s term coming to an end, it’s unlikely that he’ll have a chance to greet the team.
There is a possibility, however, that the team will be greeted by a different fan.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 3, 2016
After trailing the Cleveland Indians 3-1 in the first four games, the Cubs completed their climb back Wednesday night by beating the American League team 8-7 in a tense tenth inning in Game 7.
The win marked the first time that the Cubs had won the World Series since 1908.
It also offered a rebuke of what is known as the Curse of the Billy Goat, which was reportedly placed on the team after Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis was asked to leave a 1945 World Series game early.
“Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win no more,” Siani is said to have promised.