Despite the final game of the World Series going well past midnight on the East Coast, plus a 17-minute rain delay, more than 40 million viewers watched on Fox, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. "And who knows, maybe we will see even more history made in a few days", she said.
Vendors hawked pennants and shirts, and selfie-taking teens tried to capture the crowds. And the city is ready to celebrate their historic win with a parade and rally in Grant Park on Friday.
"For him, the more and more they win now, at his earlier age, the more and more excitement there is", Angelo said.
Plus, when is the last time "Go Cubs Go" actually sounded this professional?
Chicago Cubs fans celebrate in front of Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Cleveland. Center fielder Dexter Fowler had a cigar as the team headed toward the rally that some fans have called the "celebration of a century".
"I think my boss would have been shocked if I hadn't asked for time off", Brenneman said.
Up to two million fans turned out for the Blackhawks rallies, and almost that many attended the Chicago White Sox World Series parade in 2005. But for now, we continue to wait.
The parade route culminated with a rally in Grant Park's Lower Hutchinson Field. While loyal fans who live nearby are preparing to make their way to the celebration in Chicago Friday, others who are not able to attend the festivities can catch a live stream of the parade.
Chicago has seen three championship parades in the last six years, but it's safe to say that the one that will take place on Friday will trump them all.