President Obama welcomes our 2016 Chicago World Series to the White house, January 16, 2017. President Obama an openly Chicago Whitesox fan for life took this day, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday celebration, to honor a team that fought hard in unity to achieve a victory long out of reach for 108 years. President Obama’s great humor brought smiles to the faces of the Chicago Cubs, press core and the over 4000 you tube watchers. This moment as President Obama recounted the play-by-play of the win sent me back to the moment of happy anxiety awaiting the moment that we all believed when Rizzo tossed the last ball of his career to seal the win. It was intense. Today , joy is the word. Just looking at all these men in class photo form smiling.
You remember when you would day-dream about being the world series champs and being celebrated by the president. You may have been in fourth grade, high school or college. Although, it was a rare dream which always happened to someone else, today its official, The Chicago Cubs are no longer dreaming. Our 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Champions are the heroes of little kids in Chicago and all over the world. The cool thing about the Cubs is they are not just heroes on the field, they also give back to others by volunteering over 1400 hours this past year. #FlyW