What can you say? They were the best team in baseball all year long and are a rightful and deserving champion. And all they had to do, to break their century-long drought, was to raid the Cardinals in the off-season and hire a manager who was a Cards fan. That and hire somebody who actually knew how to run a baseball organization. And draft some really, really good young players. And get lucky with a couple of pitching pick-ups.
It was clear they were the best team early on and that the Cardinals weren't going to be able to beat them. Leaving it in the hands of the Giants and Dodgers didn't work out (to no one's surprise). And the poor Native American First Nation Indigenous People of Cleveland...I don't think this is as tough a loss for them as 1997 but it has to hurt. The point is that the Cubs were the best club and they went out and proved that day in and day out on the field. Most importantly, they proved it in October (and November). While I always believed that a Cub victory in the World Series would signal the Apocalypse, I'm pretty sure the sun will rise tomorrow, April will be here soon enough, and we will try and end their reign in 2017.
So we tip our cap and offer our congratulations to a worthy champion and their fans. But, good Lord, 2016 may just be the worst year in the history of Western Civilization.