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Cubs defeat the Indians in a game that saw extra innings and a rain delay, but the curse is broken

Posted at 12:22 AM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 03:22:46-04

For the Cleveland Indians it had been 68 years since their last title but for the Chicago Cubs it's been even longer at 108.

The night was set up to have a historic finish, but we would have to wait for the final pitch to find out who's World Series winning streak would come to an end.

A World Series drought Cubs fans have learned to live with.

The 108 year drought Anthony Rossi says his family has learned to embrace.

“When we would go to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs play, it was almost like going to a museum. You were just going for the experience, you really didn't…if they won great, if they didn't you got used to them losing,” said Rossi.

But growing up going to games at Wrigley Field, Rossi says this isn't something he picked it's a tradition he was born into.

“My grandfather was 92 years old and passed away…the only thing he did on a regular basis was water his garden and watch the Cubs play,” said Rossi. “We were faithful Cubs fans and that's all we could be.”

So in the eighth inning with everyone at Cubbies Pizza already on the edge of their seats the unthinkable would happen, a homerun that would lead to extra innings.

“It's very fitting. It just seems like that's what is supposed to happen,” said Rossi. “It's almost like it's a movie. Yeah you couldn't write it up any better than this.”

After a short rain delay the cubs would pull away again this time by just enough, ending that drought.

Taking 108 back down to zero.

“I feel like I'm watching it for him and it's just outstanding. It's just great. It's just perfect. I really don't even…words kind of fail right now. It's great,” said Rossi.